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Is Biktarvy an immunosuppressant?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on June 8, 2022.

Official answer


Biktarvy is not an immunosuppressant, it can actually help your immune system because it increases the number of CD4 T-cells in your blood. T-cells are an important part of your immune system because they help your body fight off infections. Biktarvy reduces the amount of HIV in your body which improves your immune system and reduces your risk of developing illnesses linked to HIV infection.

  • Biktarvy (bictegravir sodium, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide fumarate) Updated 10/2021. Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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