Truvada is an anti-HIV drug in the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI or “nuke”) family and is always given in combination with other anti-HIV drugs.
It is important for anyone taking Truvada to note that Truvada:
Does not cure HIV or AIDS
Has not been shown to lower your chance of passing HIV to others
Should only be taken in combination with other drugs for HIV
TRUVADA is a type of medicine called an HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor and combines EMTRIVA® (emtricitabine) and VIREAD® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate [DF]) in one pill. TRUVADA is always used with other anti-HIV-1 medicines to treat adults with HIV-1 infection.