Q and A

Question

What is Atroiza used for?

Answer

Atroiza is a combination pill than contains three HIV drugs. It is a generic version of Atripla.

It is mainly used to treat HIV.

However, i some countries the same drugs (efavirenz/tenofovirDF/emtricitabine) are used as PEP to prevent HIV infection.

This is not recommended in the UK or in other guidelines. which recommend different HIV drugs for PEP. This is because of concerns about efavirenz side effects in HIV negative people.

See: PEP, PEPSE and PrEP.

129 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Siwe,

    Tribuss and Atrozia are both generic versions of Atripla. Please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/1561 What this means is that they contain the same compounds. It’s common to be given the different generic forms of Atripla. As to why, this is usually due to issues of supply.

  2. Siwe

    Hello ,I was taking Tribuss for a month and now this month when i went to get my medication they gave me Atroiza ..is there a reason for that?

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Daniel,

    It is possible. In some countries people at risk of HIV might be given Atroiza as PEP.

    However, this drug is not recommended for PEP in the UK. Please see the above link for more info on this.

  4. Daniel

    Is it possible to be given Atroiza while you are not HIV positive.

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Peekay,

    If you’ve been taking generic versions of Atripla for 4 years, then unless your doctors suggested otherwise, you should ideally still be taking them. You’ve said that you’re taking trivage, I don’t know what this is. Is this the name that’s written on the box? Might it be a generic version of Dolutegravir? If it is, then in a lot of countries in South Africa people are switching to this drug. It has less side effects than Aripla.

    Ideally you need to talk to your new doctors, let them know your treatment history. This is important as you need to be on the right combination. Also if you’re CD4 is above 350 there’s no reason why you need to take winthrop and pyromixidin.

  6. Peekay

    I’ve been taking atroiza /trivenz from a doctor for 4 years bt due to lock down I could not get money so I went to the hospital and they gave me trivage cl81, winthrop and pyromixidin, pls help is is safe for me or should I tell the doctors the truth I didn’t tell them that I was taking another Arvs pls help me am confused

  7. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Linda,

    It’s very common for someone to still be negative even if they have not been using condoms with someone who is HIV positive. Please see this Q&A for more info.

  8. Linda

    I’ve been with my husband for 13 years. We both tested negative over a period of 10-11years. However he was tested positive over a year ago and is now on treatment. How possible is it that I test negative although we had unprotected sex until he tested positive

  9. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Simon,

    If you took PEP within 72hrs of the risk, then the chances of being infected are minimal. However, if the woman who you had sex with is on medication and her viral load is undetectable, there’s no risk at all. Please see here: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

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