There is a necessity for novel and quick drug response screening methods for providing lead information for drug discovery. In this context, NMR can be a potential screening method. This study has used proton NMR spectroscopy for drug response in HIV-1 psuedovirus infected TZM-bl cells after treatment with TAK 779 (positive control), and benzene extracts of Terminalia bellerica and Zingiber officinale. Significant reduction in metabolites was observed in infected cells and metabolites were subsequently restored closer to normal levels on treatment with positive control and plant extracts. The study has demonstrated NMR to be a quick screening method for drug response.