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Pep Dosages

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PEP Truvada Dosage

Many sexual assault survivors are prescribed Truvada for PEP, generally following heterosexual penetration with male of unknown status. What is the dosage (mg) that they should be taking over 28 days. Thank you for your time.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for your post.Truvada only comes in one strength (tenofovir 300 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg), taken once-daily.BY Read more »

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... Read more »

PEP Underdosage

Hi, I am a male and recently had receptive anal intercourse with a another male. The sex was... Read more »
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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 »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...If a condom breaks, or if you forget to use one, anti-HIV medications might prevent transmission. Talk to your doctor about PEP, "Post-Exposure Prophylaxis" (See Fact Sheet 156 .) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex... Read more »
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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 »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure prophylaxis" or PEP. You would take two or three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but... Read more »
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Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...every 12 (Kaletra) and 24 hours (Truvada) as directed. Have I greatly increased my chances of being infected by messing up the dosage, even though it was still within the 72 hour window? I'm fairly sure that it was only the one guy, and I think... 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 »

At how much risk am I?

Posted by scaredshitless, 2 Replies
...lifestyle and I am very worried. I visited 2 hospitals the same week to get more information (they were congested) I took 1 dosage of PEP and decided that my risk was somewhat low after talking to people at the hospital. However, I have loss... 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 »