Do the drugs given in anti retroviral therapy(ART) to HIV patients have any anti bacterial or anti parasitic effect as well to any extent?

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Is it possible that HIV patients undergoing ART have reduced bacterial or parasitic co-infection?

Humsushil Level 1 Asked on October 31, 2015 in Virology.
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I don’t know exactly. But i think, as drug is a chemical compound, it must have an adverse effect on bacteria and parasite.

Gaurab Karki Level 2 Answered on October 31, 2015.
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As HIV itself is not a disease but the death is due to the co- infection of other means. That means the death occurs due to the other infection. In this case a simpler disease can cause death of the patient. In my openion ART have to reduce the Bacterial and Parasitic co-infection.

Sandesh Koirala Level 1 Answered on November 1, 2015.
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