Quick Answer: Can Descovy Be Used For PEP?

How long do you take Truvada for PEP?

How Long Do I Need to Take PEP.

If you are prescribed PEP, you will need to take the HIV medicines every day for 28 days.

You will also need to return to your health care provider at certain times while taking PEP and after you finish taking it for HIV testing and other tests..

Why is Descovy not used for PrEP?

It helps lower the chances of getting HIV through sex. DESCOVY for PrEP is not for everyone: It is not for use in people assigned female at birth who are at risk of getting HIV from vaginal sex, because its effectiveness has not been studied. You must be HIV-negative before and while taking DESCOVY for PrEP.

What drugs are used for PEP?

PEP is a combination of three drugs. You take them once or twice a day for 28 days: For adults, the CDC recommends tenofovir, emtricitabine (these two drugs come in one pill), and a third drug, either raltegravir or dolutegravir.

Can I switch from Truvada to Descovy?

That is, it plans to switch up to 95% of patients under treatment with Truvada to Descovy by the fourth quarter of this year, O’Day said. Still, even if Gilead is overstating the benefits of Descovy, the data do show that Descovy is as effective as Truvada, with equally small—if different—risk of side effects.

What can make Pep fail?

It can fail because: the person doesn’t or isn’t able to take PEP as prescribed (every day for a month) some anti-HIV drugs don’t work against some strains of HIV (although this is rare) the initial viral load (the amount of HIV) in the body was too great for the drugs to be effective.

When should you not take PEP?

2. Know when NOT to use it. PEP is not recommended after oral sex or other low risk activities. If you’re not sure how risky it might have been, make sure you know the risk and talk to a healthcare professional or call the PEP hotline.

How long does Descovy stay in your system?

What’s more, Spinner’s group estimated that TAF would persist in cells longer, such that Descovy would maintain a protective drug level for 16 days after the last dose, compared with 10 days for Truvada.

Is Truvada bad for kidneys?

Implications. Taken together, these studies show that Truvada PrEP is safe for most people, but impaired kidney function—usually mild or moderate—may occur in a small proportion of people on PrEP, especially if they have other risk factors.

Can I use Truvada as Pep?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) as the drug of choice for HIV PEP therapy. PEP therapy is indicated for nonoccupational exposure (eg, patients who were sexually assaulted, injection drug users).