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antiretroviral

adjective uk   /æn.tiˌret.rəʊˈvaɪə.rəl/  us   /-t̬iˌret.roʊˈvaɪ.rəl/
used to treat AIDS (= the virus that causes a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection): antiretroviral drugs
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