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Night sweats during PEP

Oct 24, 2004

I am curretly taking a pep regimin of kaletra and truvada. I am in my third week of the treatment. The last two nights i have experianced night sweats. I am curious if this could be caused by the drug combo that for the last two nights i have taken immediately before i layed down to sleep. Do you think this could be drug side effects or avs. Thanks

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

First off, it's important to define night sweats-- we're not talking about feeling sweaty or warm at night, but rather drenching sweats (the kind that make you want to get up to change your night clothes or even throw away your pillow).

These kind of sweats are not (to my knowledge) associated with HIV medications (such as Kaletra or Truvada), but can be associated with certain types of infections (including HIV) or cancers.

If your having persistent and real night sweats, I'd be sure to bring this up to your healthcare provider. BY

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