Q:What can you take if you believe you have been exposed to the HIV virus last night?
A: How REYATAZ Can Help REYATAZ is an HIV medication available by prescription. It is in a class of HIV medications called protease inhibitors. Protease inhibitors are a kind of HIV medication that fight HIV in the body by preventing the virus from multiplying.
REYATAZ is a protease inhibitor, a type of HIV medication that helps the virus from destroying CD4+ cells. Once-daily REYATAZ has been demonstrated effective in managing HIV. As part of an HIV therapy regimen, once-daily REYATAZ: Is taken once daily with food. Can help raise your CD4+ cell (or T-cell) count. CD4+ cells are an important part of your immune system. The more CD4+ cells you have, the stronger your immune system. Can help lower your viral load to undetectable levels.* That means REYATAZ can lower the amount of HIV in your blood until it cannot be measured by current tests. Has a low chance of diarrhea (a 1-3% rate of moderate-to-severe diarrhea clinical trials).
For most people, the recommended dose of REYATAZ is one 300 mg pill taken once daily with ritonavir as part of HIV combination therapy. For people who have never taken HIV medicines before and cannot tolerate ritonavir, the recommended dose of REYATAZ is two 200 mg pills once daily as part of HIV combination therapy. REYATAZ does not cure HIV or help prevent passing HIV to others.
* “Undetectable” is defined as a viral load that is too low to be picked up by a particular test. Typically, it is a viral load of less than 400 or 50 copies/mL (depending on test used).