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Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

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Truvada (emtricitabine + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate or FTC/TDF) is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used to treat HIV/AIDS. It is approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 12 years of age and older. It is listed in the HHS HIV treatment guidelines as part of a recommended regimen for people starting HIV treatment for the first time, when taken in combination with Tivicay, in combination with Prezista and Norvir, or in combination with Isentress.


Adult single dose: Take one tablet once daily. Each tablet contains 200 mg of emtricitabine and 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.


  • Take with or without food at the same time each day.
  • Always take Truvada in combination with other anti-HIV medicines if you are HIV positive.
  • If you take Truvada to reduce your risk of getting HIV, get tested for HIV at least every three months while you are taking Truvada. Always combine the use of Truvada with other prevention methods, such as safer sex practices.
  • Women should not breastfeed while on Truvada.

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