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One drug for pep

Dec 27, 2013

I was exposed to hiv and decided to seek pep but only one drug was prescribed (alhvia). I doubt if this will reduce a risk. Is one drug enough for pep?

Response from Dr. Young


You're correct that single drug therapy is not recommended for PEP. That said, if there was a single drug regimen to take, it'd be a boosted protease inhibitor like Aluvia (Kaletra). Monotherapy with boosted PIs are nearly as effective as three drug regimens for the treatment of chronic HIV infection.


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