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Biktarvy Generic

Pronunciation: (bik-TAR-vee)

Biktarvy generic, Biktarvy and bictegravir, emtricitabine & tenofovir alafenamide will be used interchangeably in this article.

Biktarvy generic is an oral tablet, bictegravir 50 mg, emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg, taken daily with or without food for adults.

Children taking Biktarvy should be atleast 31 lbs. or 14 kg.

Other HIV 1 treatments should not be taken with Biktarvy.

Bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide or Biktarvy generic is a prescription medicine to treat HIV 1.

This drug does not prevent HIV, it can reduce the viral load of the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

Biktarvy generic is not available in the US.

Outside of the US, Biktarvy generic is accessible and affordable.

The molecular composition is the same; bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide.

Biktarvy is not used for HIV prevention like PrEP (Truvada & Descovy), it is also not a cure for AIDS.

Bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide is an antiretroviral treatment developed and manufactured by Gilead Sciences in 2018 for HIV 1 infections.  This medicine was approved by the FDA in February 2018.

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide were previously approved by the FDA.

Bictegravir is a new drug for HIV 1 treatment and is now been approved.

Who can take Biktarvy generic?

If you have kidney or liver disease, you should not take Biktarvy.

Patients with HIV 1 RNA that are 50 ml and less can take bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (Biktarvy generic).

Patients that are resistant to bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide or experienced failure with this treatment, should not take Biktarvy.

Generally, patients that have not been treated with antiretroviral treatment can take bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, Biktarvy.

what is hiv

What is HIV?

HIV or human immunodeficiency virus that attacks the body’s immune system.

As a result, your body’s immunity is reduced and weakened, allowing for infections to take hold in the body.

Once HIV compromises your immunity, you develop AIDS.

AIDS is an acronym for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome that results from untreated HIV.

Prevention of AIDS is possible with antiretroviral treatment for HIV 1, with bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, Biktarvy.

How effective is Biktarvy generic (bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide)?

Over the years several studies have been conducted around the globe on the efficacy of Biktarvy generic.

The most famous of these studies showed HIV 1 RNA virus level 50 copies/ml in a one year period.

Usually, it takes about 8 weeks to 24 weeks for the viral load to become undetectable.

Most HIV patients can take bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide this medicine.

HLA-B5701 carriers of the gene can take Biktarvy (bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide).

Generic Biktarvy does not contain abacavir, which is present in Trizivir and Triumeq, which can be fatal to patients that carry HLA-B5701 gene variant.

Biktarvy (bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide) Side Effects:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea

You can read about more side effects with Biktarvy here.

WARNING: Biktarvy can reactivate hepatitis B infections. Consult with your doctor and get tested for HBV prior to starting treatment.

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