The global Antiretroviral Drugs Market was valued at USD 62.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate CAGR of -0.7% from 2021 to 2027. Cytopathic effects in cells in the brain and infected T cells may develop immune deficiencies and neurological diseases induced by HIV and related lentiviruses. Retrovirus causes immunological diseases including HIV and T-Cell leukaemia. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused by retrovirus known as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and T-Cell leukaemia caused by human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV). Antiretroviral drugs are the drugs that acts or inhibit certain process in viral replication and inhibits further worsening of the diseases. Globally antiviral drugs market driven by increased cases of retroviral infections such as especially HIV/AIDS. According to WHO, 36.7 million people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2015, whereas, 1.1 million people died of AIDS related illness in the same year. The higher prevalence of HIV owing to the various factors such as lack of availability of medication for the treatment of HIV infection, promising pipeline drugs, increased funding by the government are expected to bolster the antiretroviral drugs market over the forecast period. However, high costs of R&D and stringent regulatory procedures hampering the global Anti-retroviral Drugs Market. Furthermore, availability of the generic versions of blockbuster drugs affecting the market revenue of antiretroviral drugs. Antiretroviral drugs market is expected to grow at significant rates during forecasting period owing to pipeline drugs such as doravirine (Merck & Co.), fostemsavir (Bristol-Myers Squibb), rilpivirine (Tibotec) etc. Market players are adopting strategies like mergers and acquisitions to improve the market share. In December 2015, ViiV Healthcare purchased Bristol-Myers Squibb’s late stage HIV R&D assets. Market players are also actively collaborating with government and non-government organizations to educate the people and increase awareness related to retroviral diseases. For instance, in September 2016, in an effort to eradicate and combat HIV/AIDS and hypertension in Africa, under U.S. Presidents Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), United States partnered with AstraZeneca Plc in donating US$10 million to HIV/AIDS funding. In November 2016, ViiV Healthcare (Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline’s joint venture) received U.S. FDA approval to market selzentry for the treatment of CCR5-tropic HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretroviral agents.



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