Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil

Use emtricitabine/tenofovir to lower the risk of getting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

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1 month

30 tablets - £78.00

2 months

60 tablets - £150.00

3 months

90 tablets - £215.00


What is emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil?

Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil is a medication used to reduce the chance of getting HIV, for those who are at risk. This is known as PrEP treatment.

Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil contains 2 active ingredients, which are emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. In the UK, emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil is the most commonly used PrEP treatment. This is an unbranded medication. You may also find the same treatment under the branded name of Truvada.

You may be more at risk of getting HIV if:

  • you have sex with someone who has HIV and is not treated, or their viral load is detectable
  • you share needles to inject drugs
  • you are a sex worker
  • get STIs (sexually transmitted infections) regularly

If you have sex with someone without a condom, and you are not sure about their HIV status, you might be at a more risk if you are:

  • a man who has sex with men
  • a transgender person who has sex with men
  • a woman who has sex with bisexual people
  • having sex with someone from a country with a high rate of HIV

Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil can also be used with other medications to treat HIV. Asda Online Doctor does not prescribe medication for HIV treatment if you are HIV positive.

How does emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil work?

The active ingredients within emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil) are antiretroviral medicines. This means they can stop viruses from multiplying and spreading in the body.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 28 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 28 Sep 2021


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