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The preferred regimen for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is based mainly on safety and tolerability because it is given to immunocompetent people without HIV infection for a limited time (28 days). The frequency of adverse events (AEs) may be > 60%. Although AEs are generally not severe, they can lead to lack of adherence and failure to complete the regimen. We evaluated the co-formulation elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Stribild®) prescribed as one pill taken once daily for HIV PEP in terms of tolerability and adherence. This was a prospective cohort study conducted in one hospital in Paris (April to December 2015. Each participant receiving the PEP treatment (FTC-150 mg/TDF-245 mg/elvitegravir-200 mg/cobicistat 150 mg once daily) at the pharmacy of the hospital were recruited consecutively. A clinical visit was planned at 8 weeks after sexual exposure. Reminders were sent to participants who missed the appointment. A standardized questionnaire was administered to evaluate completeness and tolerability at week 8. Overall, 284 participants (86% men; 80% MSM; median age 30 years) were prescribed Stribild®; 50 stopped after reassessment of risk. Among 234 participants who effectively received PEP, 215 (92%) completed 28 days of PEP with only three who switched from Stribild® to another PEP because of side effects. More than 60% of participants reported at least one AE, which were mild to moderate. Fatigue, central neurological and abdominal side effects were the most frequently reported. Stribild® seems to be a good option for HIV PEP due to the easiness of use, the side effects profile and the high completion rate.


Nadia Valin, Laurent Fonquernie, Anne Daguenel, Pauline Campa, Theresita Anthony, Marguerite Guiguet, Pierre Marie Girard, Marie Caroline Meyohas. Evaluation of tolerability with the co-formulation elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for post-HIV exposure prophylaxis. BMC infectious diseases. 2016 Nov 29;16(1):718

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