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.
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