Treating HIV infection when used along with other medicines. It is also used with other medicines to help prevent women from passing the HIV virus to the fetus during pregnancy. Retrovir is an antiviral. It works by blocking the reproduction of the HIV virus.
Retrovir is a drug that is classified under a group of medications known as antiretrovirals. Retrovir can be administered alone or blended with other antiretrovirals in order to decelerate the progression of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Retrovir does not cure HIV infection or AIDS, but it works by slowing down the production of the HIV.