DDC (2,3-Dideoxycytidine)

DDC (2',3'-Dideoxycytidine)

Although there is no cure or useful vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a number of drugs have been developed and approved since the 1980s to treat the infection and the related condition known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). These retroviral medications fall into three basic categories: protease inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.