May 11, 2007
What is the current preferred HAART regimen for PEP after a possible exposure and how long should one take the HAART for PEP??
| Response from Dr. Wohl
The most recent CDC guidelines on post exposure prophylaxis following occupational expsoure at found at:
These guidelines suggest that 2 drug therapy is okay for less severe exposures with 3 drug therapy indicated for more substantial exposures. I disagree and feel that if therapy is deemed justified by the extent of the risk of HIV transmission involved, then full treatment with at least 3 medications is required.
For info on non-occupational exposures go to:
In both cases prophylaxis should continue for no more than 4 weeks.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.