Is A 3 Month Test After Taking Pep Reliable

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Why was I given a 6 month dosage for PEP?

I recently was prescribed a 6 month dosage of altripa vs the normal 28 day dose as a PEP. Should I seek a second opinion, as I just had my first dose and side effects are strong I could not imagine being on this for 6 months.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your PEP prescriber is wrong. PEP regimens should be taken for 28 days (or 1 month) and no longer.BY Read more »

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