Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil

Use emtricitabine/tenofovir to lower the risk of getting HIV.

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30 tablets - £78.00

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What is emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil?

Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil is a PrEP medication prescribed to those with a higher risk of getting HIV. It can reduce their chances of infection through unprotected sex by 99% when taken daily.

You may be more at risk of getting HIV if:

  • you have sex with someone who has HIV and has not received treatment, or their viral load is detectable
  • you share needles to inject drugs
  • you are a sex worker
  • you 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 more at risk if you are:

  • a man and you have sex with other men
  • a transgender person and you have sex with men
  • a woman and you have sex with bisexual people
  • having sex with someone from a country with a high rate of HIV

Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil is the most commonly used PrEP treatment in the UK. It is an unbranded medication. You may come across the same treatment under the branded name, Truvada.

The medication is named after its 2 active ingredients, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil.

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 already. We explain why, below.

How does emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil work?

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

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: 29 Jun 2022

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