Treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is also used to treat chronic HBV infection. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Viread is an antiviral reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It works to treat HIV infection by blocking the growth of HIV. It works to treat HBV infection by blocking the ability of the virus to multiply and infect new liver cells. Viread is not a cure for HIV or HBV.
Viread is used to prevent HIV and hepatitis B cells from multiplying. Viread helps your immune system become stronger by reducing the amount of HIV present in your body, therefore lowering your chances of any new type of infection.