Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: HIV drug stops Zika infection, strategy could halt infections caused by related viruses

Researchers report that a drug used in the treatment of HIV also suppresses Zika virus infection. In cell and animal models, they show that rilpivirine stops Zika virus by targeting enzymes that both HIV and Zika virus depend on for their replication. These enzymes occur in other viruses closely related to Zika, including the viruses that cause dengue, yellow fever, West Nile fever, and hepatitis C.