COVID-19 Miniseries: How Do Antiviral Drugs Work?

  • 18m 9s
  • Gregory A. Poland, M.D., Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • 2020

Antiviral drugs are medicines that fight against viruses in the human body by impeding the infection process. Antivirals are commonly used to treat HIV/AIDS, influenza, herpes, and hepatitis B and C. The antiviral, Remdesivir, which was originally developed to fight Ebola, is now being used to treat COVID-19. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains how antivirals work to shorten the course of the disease.

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  • Mayo Clinic Talk with Gregory A. Poland, M.D. on How Do Antiviral Drugs Work?