Q and A


Can Volutrip be used as PEP?

Is volutrip used to prevent HIV infection after exposure?


Thanks for getting in touch.

Volutrip is a generic version of an ARV combination called TLD, please see here:

In the UK PEP uses a similar combination, but using raltegravir instead of dolutegravir. This is mainly due to differences in the price of different drugs.

In theory, TLD could be used as PEP, but a doctor needs to prescribe this for you.

PEP should never be used without taking an HIV test first.


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Nico,

    PEP is for a post exposure, it’s not used to prevent HIV. If you want to prevent HIV, you’d use PrEP.
    If you’re in a relationship with someone who is positive, if they are taking ARVs and their viral load is undetectable, there’s no risk, please see here: https://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

  2. Nico

    If you are hiv negative and you are in a relationship with someone who’s hiv positive and you take PEP (volutrip) on daily basis, can you get infected by hiv?


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