| Different Truvada Combinations
Sep 10, 2011
May I kindly ask what are the latest W.H.O regimen available for PEP esp Truvada combinations? I've seen a patient put on Lamzid and Truvada and the M.D claims it's the latest recommendations...somehow the regimen makes me uneasy. It seems to me like four drugs in the same class.
| Response from Dr. Young
The most recent WHO Guidelines on Post Exposure Prophlaxis were released in 2007. Either tenofovir + 3TC or FTC (TRUVADA) or zidovudine + 3TC or FTC (COMBIVIR, LAMZID) would be considered acceptable for PEP.
A combination of both TRUVADA and LAMZID would not be recommended, since it would combine 3TC and FTC and since the two medications are nearly the same molecules.
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