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PEP HIV Two Weeks Question

Jun 7, 2013

Hi Doctor I'm currently 2 weeks into a 1-month PEP medication (Atripla). If I have another encounter during that time span, do you recommend I should stay longer on Atripla? Would the medication be rendered useless? Can you please detail the process if I were to get infected with a new HIV strain? Thank you very much.

Response from Dr. Wohl

It would be best to avoid re-exposure to HIV as it can complicate things, as you have suspect. While on Atripla you would likely be protected from HIV infection but theoretically you could acquire a rare resistant strain.

Probably, best to stay on Atripla the original 4 weeks prescribed and avoid re-exposure during what is remaining of this course.


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