|P.E.P. with Kaletra
Apr 16, 2010
I was occupationally exposed to the HIV virus, and my MD put my on Kaletra for 28 days. I am now reading online that most PEP are given as a combination of Kaletra and one other drug. Should I ask my MD for something else in addition to Kaletra?(I was exposed 24 hours ago and began treatment 12 hours post exposure).
Also, with the short term usage do I have to worry about some of the side effects of fat redistribution and facial wasting?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
PEP protocols vary from center to center and haven't really had a guideline-based update for a while.
Since Kaletra monotherapy is actually quite active against HIV in chronically infected persons, it's quite reasonable that it should work for PEP.
The short-term risks for lipo with any PEP regimen should be vanishingly small.
I hope this helps and be well, BY
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