HIV meds and osteoarthritis
Mar 29, 2012
I am HIV negative and have suffered for many years from osteoarthritis. recently I took PEP medicines for 4 days after I had sex with a person who also was cleared of HIV. I had been experiencing chronic back pain for 10 weeks prior to taking the PEP meds. A day after commencing the meds and for the following 4 days my osteoarthritis pain virtually disappeared and reappeared after ceasing the meds. I took Tenofovir Emtricibine and lepinavir/ritonavir. What do you thing about that?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Curious observation, though the nPEP medications that you took aren't reported to have (nor in my personal experience) any effect on arthritis symptoms.
Thanks for sharing. Has anyone else had similar effects of HIV medications?
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