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What Is Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Used For?

Is Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Used in Children?

Emtricitabine and tenofovir is approved for use in adolescents as young as 12 years of age (for HIV treatment, not HIV prevention). It is not approved for use in younger children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend emtricitabine and tenofovir for treating something other than HIV infection and AIDS. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, emtricitabine and tenofovir is used off-label to prevent HIV infection in people exposed to the virus (such as a healthcare worker who comes in contact with a contaminated needle stick). This is called postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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