Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

The Latest

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part Three

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy who is on pre-exposure prophylaxis. In this third of three interviews with, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

Len Tooley is a relatively young, HIV-negati...

By John McCullagh for

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part Two

Len Tooley, an HIV-negative guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis, works as a gay men's health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In this second of three interviews, he talks about conversations with his doctor about PrEP and about being on it....

By John McCullagh for

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part One

While finding a PrEP approach that works for women remains a conundrum, among some gay men it's caught on quickly. But as Len Tooley explains, that doesn't mean the decision to start PrEP was easy -- nor is explaining his decision to others who may n...

By John McCullagh for

Truvada: Troubles Ahead? A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"This story about Truvada being used as a prevention tool just gives me the chills. It's as if they just haven't taken into account the foibles of human nature when it comes to doing what you're supposed to do."

By Dave R.

Truvada Helps Couple Cope With Reality of Love and HIV

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended last week that the HIV treatment Truvada be approved as an HIV prevention tool. Some doctors already have been prescribing the drug off-label to uninfected partners in couples where only one p...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network


Brand name: Truvada

Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF

Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination

Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc.,

By Positively Aware

FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum!

Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) | Drug Inte...

Scientists Halt FEM-PrEP Study in Africa

On Monday scientists terminated a study in Africa designed to figure out whether a daily oral dose of the antiretroviral Truvada could prevent women from becoming infected with HIV.

According to FHI, the global health organization conducting the stu...

By Julie Turkewitz and Olivia G. Ford for Housing Works

Hold the Celebrations: Antiretroviral Drugs Not Promised to Prevent HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

The news broke last week about the drug called Truvada, a blue pill that is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs, having shown to be effective in preventing the spread of HIV among men who have sex with men. It was presented in the New England J...

By Candace Y.A. Montague