How LEXIVA works
LEXIVA is a protease inhibitor that decreases the amount of HIV in your blood (viral load) when used with other antiretroviral medicines. It treats HIV infection by keeping the virus from making copies of itself inside the body. With less HIV, the body's immune system can work better and make more cells, called CD4 cells, which help the body fight infection.
LEXIVA is often "boosted" with Norvir
LEXIVA is often taken with another protease inhibitor called Norvir. Norvir boosts the amount of LEXIVA in the body. These medicines do not cure HIV or prevent you from giving HIV to others, but they can help control the disease.