What regimens does the CDC recommend for PEP?

Updated: Dec 02, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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An overview of the CDC recommendations for PEP are as follows:

  • Basic PEP 2-drug regimen: zidovudine plus lamivudine, zidovudine plus emtricitabine, tenofovir plus lamivudine, or tenofovir plus emtricitabine

  • Alternative basic PEP regimen: lamivudine plus stavudine, lamivudine plus didanosine, emtricitabine plus stavudine, or emtricitabine plus didanosine

  • Expanded PEP regimen: basic PEP regimen plus lopinavir-ritonavir

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