Get to know SUNLENCA

HIV treatments continue to evolve

If you are living with hard-to-treat HIV, you know how frustrating it can feel when your treatment stops working. Now, there’s another option available that may be able to help treat your HIV. If your provider decides SUNLENCA is right for you, they may also adjust the combination of other HIV medicines you take.


SUNLENCA is an injectable treatment for HIV with a twice-a-year dosing schedule. SUNLENCA can help you treat your HIV when used in combination with the other HIV-1 medicines that have been prescribed to you by your doctor.

Adding SUNLENCA may be right for you if:

  • you have received HIV-1 medicines in the past, and
  • you have HIV-1 virus that is resistant to many HIV-1 medicines, and
  • your current HIV-1 medicines are failing. Your HIV-1 medicines may be failing because the HIV-1 medicines are not working or no longer work, you are not able to tolerate the side effects, or there are safety reasons why you cannot take them.

Between your 6-month injections, SUNLENCA keeps working in your body

SUNLENCA is a subcutaneous injection, meaning it’s injected just under the skin and does not go deeply into the muscle. If you are prescribed SUNLENCA, the injections will always be given to you by a healthcare provider and may even be given at your regular appointments you may have already scheduled.

SUNLENCA is long-acting. The medicine will continue to work in your body during the 6 months between your maintenance appointments.* Make sure to attend your appointments as scheduled.

Maintenance appointments can be scheduled up to 2 weeks before or after the 6-month mark. If you miss a SUNLENCA appointment, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. They’ll determine if and how you should continue with SUNLENCA.

Remember, SUNLENCA works with your other HIV-1 medications. Continue to take all of your other HIV-1 medicines as prescribed by your doctor.