What are some newer treatments for HIV?


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Examples of newer treatments for HIV include Tivicay, brand-name dolutegravir, and Truvada, which is brand-name emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tivicay is a new antiretroviral drug approved in 2012. Truvada is a preventative drug, also approved in 2012.

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Tivicay is an antiretroviral drug that inferences with one of the enzymes that HIV needs to multiply, explains the FDA. Tivicay is approved for children 12 and up. It is intended to be used in combination with other antiretrovirals.

Truvada is a preventative medication that uninfected people who are at high risk for exposure to HIV can take, the FDA states. This includes the sexual partners of people infected with HIV. Truvada is a part of pre-exposure prophylaxis and should be used in combination with safe sex practices.

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