Q and A


Do Atroiza to Luvigen both do the same thing?

I was on Atroiza for about 3 years. They recently changed me to Luvigen. Does this still have the same effect?


Hi there


Atroiza and Luvigen are two different treatments for HIV. Each of these meds contain three active drugs. They are both generic HIV combinations.

Luvigen is a newer med that contains doulegravir, tenofovir (TD) and lamivudine (3TC).

Atroiza is an older med that contains efavirenz, tenofovir (TD) and emtricitabine (FTC).

Both are good at keeping viral load undetectable but dolutegravir is now seen as a better choice than efavirenz.

Your doctor should have explained the differences before changing your treatment.

Livigen is taken in the morning and most people find this easier to take.

Atroiza is taken before bedtime and many people find it can given them vivid dreams or can change their mood in the day.

This page has information on every HIV drug.


  1. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Tshepo, Luvigen is not used as PrEP. Luvigen is a medication used as PEP (after an exposure) or to treat HIV. For more information about PrEP please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/prep

  2. tshepo

    good day

    is Lugiven serve as meds for Prep?

  3. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Steven, you can take Luvigen at any time of the day as long as it is a time that suits you. It is more importnat that you can take it at the same day every day. Luvigen contains dolutegravir and this drug can sometimes cause problems sleeping. To avoid this it would be advised to take it in the morning but if you don’t have a problem with sleep, any time of the day would be suitable.

  4. Steven

    can i take Luvigen in morning or in the nigth

  5. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Yoliswa, please see here for more information: https://i-base.info/guides/12423 Luvigen is a fixed dose combination made up of three drugs used to treat HIV.

  6. Yoliswa

    I’m confused luvigen treat what kind of dieses


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