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why would i get kaletra and prezista (?) for exposure only?
Nov 6, 2010

is it normal to receive a regimen of kaletra (2 tabs 2 times a day) along with what i think is prezista (big orange pill) just to reduce my chances of contracting hiv after exposure? how long would you thnk is normal for sucha regimen?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thank you for your post.

Since Prezista (darunavir) and Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) are both HIV protease inhibitors, there is rarely any circumstance where both would be prescribed at the same time.

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens are usually made up of two NRTIs (like Combivir or Truvada) with a third medication (sometimes Kaletra, but other medications are also used).

One could consider simplifying your regimen to only the 4 daily Kaletra tablets; all PEP regimens should be taken for 4 weeks (or 1 month). You should be sure to get follow up HIV testing too.

Be well, BY

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