HIV/AIDS Glossary

Boosting

Using an antiretroviral (ARV) drug (or other drug) to increase the effectiveness of another ARV drug. For example, drugs in the protease inhibitor (PI) ARV drug class are often boosted with the drug cobicistat. Cobicistat interferes with the breakdown of the PI, which allows the PI to remain in the body longer at a higher concentration.

Related Term(s): Protease Inhibitor

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A booster is taken with other HIV medicines

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