What are the HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens during pregnancy?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Derek T Larson, DO; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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PEP is especially important in pregnant women and should not be avoided because of known or possible pregnancy.

Note that tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a newer formulation of tenofovir, has not been specifically studied for HIV PEP and is not currently recommended for this indication. A TAF-containing co-formulation with emtricitabine (Descovy) is FDA-approved for the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other active agents, but its ultimate role in HIV PEP remains undefined at the time of this writing.


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