LIVING HEALTHY WITH HIV-1

Your passion. Your charisma. Your radiance. It's what's inside that makes you vibrant. That's why it's so important to take care of your health. While there is no known cure for HIV-1 or AIDS, there are treatments that can improve your immune system and help you reach important health goals. Partner with your healthcare provider to find a treatment that works for you. Then work together to create a plan to help you live healthy with HIV-1.

Everyone has unique needs, so partner with your healthcare provider to find a treatment that is right for you.

Everyone has unique needs, so partner with your healthcare provider to find a treatment that is right for you.

Three important health goals to consider:

Decrease viral load

Reduce the amount of HIV-1 in your blood (viral load) to reach and maintain undetectable levels. Being "undetectable" means that the amount of virus in your blood is below what can be measured in a lab test.

Increase CD4 T-cell count

Raise the number of CD4 T-cells in your blood that fight infection and improve your immune system. By raising the number of CD4 T-cells in your blood, you are increasing your immune system's ability to fight infection.

Care for your body

Who you are matters, especially on the inside. Work with your healthcare provider to set health goals and discuss healthy behaviors you can add to your daily routine.

By reaching and staying undetectable, you can lower the risk of passing the virus on during sex by more than 90%. Always remember to practice safer sex.

Your Partner in Health

Your healthcare provider is committed to being your partner in health. They know you and they know how to treat your HIV-1. Work with your healthcare provider to learn what steps you can take to live a healthy life with HIV-1.

Here are a few questions that you may want to ask your healthcare provider to get the conversation started:

  • What are my HIV-1 treatment options?
  • What are the possible benefits of HIV-1 treatments?
  • What are the possible side effects of HIV-1 treatment and how may the side effects impact my body over time?
  • What does taking HIV-1 treatment involve?
  • How might HIV-1 treatment affect the other medicines I take?
  • In addition to starting and staying on treatment, what can I do to live a healthy life with HIV-1?

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about ODEFSEY®?

ODEFSEY may cause serious side effects:

Who should not take ODEFSEY?

Do not take ODEFSEY if you take:

What are the other possible side effects of ODEFSEY?

Serious side effects of ODEFSEY may also include:

The most common side effects of rilpivirine, one of the medicines in ODEFSEY, are depression, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and headache.

The most common side effect of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, two of the medicines in ODEFSEY, is nausea.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ODEFSEY?

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call .

What is ODEFSEY?

ODEFSEY is a 1-pill, once-a-day prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in people 12 years and older. It can either be used in people who are starting HIV-1 treatment, have never taken HIV-1 medicines before, and have an amount of HIV-1 in their blood ("viral load") that is no more than 100,000 copies/mL; or in people who are replacing their current HIV-1 medicines and whose healthcare provider determines they meet certain requirements. These include having an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL) for 6 months or more on their current HIV-1 treatment. ODEFSEY combines 3 medicines into 1 pill taken once a day with a meal. ODEFSEY is a complete HIV-1 treatment and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines.

ODEFSEY does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses, you must keep taking ODEFSEY. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

Please see Important Facts about ODEFSEY, including important warnings.