Apr 6, 2011
What do you do after completing the truvanda post hiv exposure for 30 days,...do you take other pills or you just wait for the hiv test? AND the what is the best post exposure pill? And what are the risks of contrating the virus if you take post exposure pill after 34 hours?
| Response from Dr. Henry
You should follow-up with the clinic that prescribed the post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP)--timing can be flexible but often patients are retested for HIV in the 6-12 week range. No further HIV meds are recommended after 4 weeks of nPEP. Truvada is a safe and well tolerated medicine when used in a nPEP regimen under medical supervision. nPEP is considered after significant exposure when started within 72 hours of the potential HIV exposure. KH
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