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Can I drink alcohol with Genvoya?

Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. Last updated on July 31, 2023.

Official answer


There is no interaction between Genvoya and alcohol, so most people can drink alcohol in moderation while on Genvoya.

Excessive alcohol use on its own may increase HIV disease progression due to

  • Decreased nutritional intake
  • Metabolic deficiencies
  • Reduce adherence to medical program
  • Reduced engagement in HIV care programs.

If you have issues with excessive alcohol use or are concerned about your alcohol use then you should discuss this with your health care professional.

Genvoya is a medicine used to treat HIV-1 infection. It is a combination medicine containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide.


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