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Nevirapine As Pep

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switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...were using condoms which substantially reduces your HIV exposure risk. Second, you were placed on post exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) very promptly (within 12 hours of the exposure). PEP is most effective if taken as soon as possible after... Read more »

HIV/AIDS

can i take nevirapine alone for PEP? after a burst condom? Read more »

PEP & side effects

Dear Doc,I have been taking Duovir-N (Lamivudine + Zidovudine _ Nevirapine) as PEP treatment for a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adverse Events for PEP Attributed to Nevirapine

...of life-threatening hepatotoxicity were reported inhealth-care workers taking nevirapine (NVP) for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) afteroccupational human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure * . In one case, a 43-year-old female health-care... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI).... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Nevirapine Warning on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

...Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Q1: What is post-exposure prophylaxis? Is it effective? A1: Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) refers to using certain drugs called antiretrovirals, or a combination of these drugs, in an attempt to reduce... Read more »
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PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Read more »

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Read more »

Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...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 Read more »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP, MY TEST IS COST (BEEN WORTH) TO CALM DOWN OR NOT? And THAT PERCENTAGE IS TO RELATION ALONE WITH TO POSITIVE WOMAN... Read more »