|stop taking PEP because of low risk?
May 9, 2012
HE said there was low risk but I don't know if there was any fluids (pre-cum) that were in me... I went to the ER and started on PEP but the side effects (nausea/tingling/numbness in hands and arms) are starting to get to me ... do you think I should finish PEP or is the risk low enough I can stop? what is the likelihood of infection? I am scared but optimistic and now more cautious... thanks
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
It's difficult to counsel you about your risk without knowing much more about your exposure and partner.
That said, I try to work with patients to finish a PEP regimen once the decision is made to start. Side effects can be problematic, and should be discussed with someone who knows HIV medications.
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