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How effective is truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for treating hiv?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Very, but not alone: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is effective in the treatment of HIV, but not alone. A 3rd agent (there are 2 active compounds in it; emtricitabine & tenofavir)is required. There now are many, Prezista, Isentress, Edurant & Reyataz just to name a few.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is daily truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) a good preventative medication for hiv? What are my risks?

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Dr. Eugene Ahn
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
FDA approved: I will direct you to a good discussion of this controversial indication. http://www.healthline.com/health-news/hiv-truvada-for-hiv-prevention-experts-weight-in-020714 to be maximally effective it has be taken regularly and still no guarantees. Are you prepared to have routine blood tests for making sure you don't get one of its side effects? http://www.truvada.com/truvada-side-effects.

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