Posted from: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 12:47 PM - Present

Descovy Approved for HIV-1 Treatment

April 4, 2016 – The FDA approved Gilead’s Descovy® for HIV-1 infection treatment in patients 12 years of age and older. The recommended dosage is one tablet daily.  Descovy® contains emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, two HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Descovey is similar to Viread and Genvoya, both manufactured by Gilead as well, however Descovy includes a lower dosage of tenofovir alafenamide. Tenofovir alafenamide is effective in smaller doses reducing the risk of causing kidney damage and bone marrow density issues.  Descovy is now available.

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