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scaredofhiv
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Combivir only for PEP?
      #252984 - 11/07/10 09:15 PM

Hi,

I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed in tandem with another drug. Was the doctor unwise to prescribe the Combivir only? Thank you.

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Re: Combivir only for PEP? new
      #253007 - 11/08/10 12:41 PM

based on what you described as your possible exposure (possible dipping), i would not have started PEP, but since you did already, Combivir as a standalone for PEP is fine.

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Re: Combivir only for PEP? new
      #253014 - 11/08/10 06:31 PM

Beside the fact you had a low/no risk that really didn't warrant PEP, you have also added a month to your waiting period. Testing guidelines state that the window period starts AFTER PEP is finished and so your conclusive test result will have to be at 4 months past your possible exposure.

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