|How long is PEP
Sep 8, 2013
Hi Dr. I had protected insertive sex with a female that is HIV positive. My doctor subsequently put me on a 6 week course of Pep on ATRIPLA within 20 hrs. After 26 days I tested negative for all STI's and HIV. I questioned my Dr on why the 6 week pep course, where as all the forums mentioned 28 days. The response was that PEP is 6 weeks to be sure. The question is weather my Dr is not overprescribing PEP? Your thoughts please!!
| Response from Dr. Henry
The standard (though fairly empiric without much data from studies) duration of post exposure prophylaxis is 28 days. KH
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