Pep and fat redistribution
May 5, 2012
Hi there I recently found myself in a situation that required pep, my question is about the side effects. aside from the tiredness and usual nausea I'm wondering can they cause or have facial changes been observed in patients taking pep (in my case combivir) I swear every time I look in the mirror my face is changing (getting thinner ) I can put up with the other side effects but this one has got me worried..
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
PEP (i.e., HIV meds for 1 month) would not cause lipodystrophy, nor would we expect HIV to cause fat changes in such a short period of time.
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