Who Should Not Take Truvada?

What Is Truvada?

Truvada is a drug that is used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in vulnerable groups, such as gay men and injection drug users. It is one of the few drugs that have been known to be successfully used in the prevention of HIV and AIDS.

In short, Truvada is a mix of two powerful drugs.


Commercially known as Emtriva, emtricitabine is a nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) for the treatment of HIV.


Commercially known as Viread, tenofovir is a medication used to treat chronic hepatitis B and HIV. It has been used for a decade now as part of a drug regime that helps prevent HIV in people suffering from the virus.

Who Should Consider Using It?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many other experts around the globe recommend Truvada to teen and adults who have a higher risk of HIV infection, including

  • Males who have sex with other males.
  • Heterosexual men and women who have high-risk exposure.
  • People who inject drugs into their bodies.
  • Transgender people