Antiviral medications help the body fight off harmful viruses. The drugs can ease symptoms and shorten the length of a viral infection. Antivirals also lower the risk of getting or spreading viruses that cause herpes and HIV. One approved antiviral treats the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has filled life with unknowns. Will we get sick? Will a family member or friend end up hospitalized? Will we lose our jobs?