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Facts about Victrelis (boceprevir) and HIV protease inhibitors

  • Victrelis is a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor used with the medicines peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C infection in adults who have not been treated before or who have failed previous treatment.
  • HIV protease inhibitors are a class of anti-viral drugs used to treat HIV infection.
  • Ritonavir is an HIV protease inhibitor used to “boost” other HIV protease inhibitors, increasing their levels in the blood and making them more effective.

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