|truvada and kalitra, swallow both at same time or alternate AM and PM?
Nov 26, 2013
Hi, started taking Truvada 24 hours after exposure as a PEP. My Truvada time to take is 10:00 PM. I will be given a prescription of Kaletra today at around 5:00 PM. the Kaletra at 5 PM today would be 43 hours after exposure. Should I take the Kaletra as soon as i get it, or should i distance it from the Truvada by a certain number of hours? i assume i should take it right away. and second question, If in the event i cant handle the Kaletra side effects, and i stop Kaletra, but i stick with the Truvada for the entire 28 days, what are the dangers involved? Like, would i then become infected? would the HIV become immune because i stopped Kaletra even tho i tuck with Truvada and then i would not only become infected but i would have a super strain that could not be easily treated? Hopefully this can be promptly answered. I realize this is a Sunday and all. Thank you very much for you time.
| Response from Dr. Young
With regards to side effects, should Kaletra prove to be causing those pesky GI side effects, it would be ok to just continue on the Truvada-- but certainly, I'd recommend finishing the 28 day treatment.
I hope that helps, BY
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