Descovy for PrEP

emtricitabine, tenofovir alafenamide FTC and TAF (two NRTIs)

FDA approved for the prevention of HIV
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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Standard Dose

For HIV-negative adults and adolescents weighing at least 77 pounds (35 kg) for the prevention of HIV. At this time, Descovy for PrEP is not FDA approved for the prevention of HIV for individuals assigned female at birth. Take one tablet once daily, with or without food.

Take a missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Descovy for PrEP is not recommended if CrCl is between 15 to less than 30 mL/min or under 15 mL/min if you are not on dialysis.
  • See Emtriva, which is contained in Descovy. TAF is available.
  • See package insert for more complete information on potential side effects and interactions.


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