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take PEP two months

May 7, 2013

Hello¡A I took combivir already two months.(pep two times) Will combivir cause any long-term side effect? BTW will combivir produce hiv virus in my body to make me infected?

Thank you for your help!

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

While Combivir PEP can cause short-term side effects, like anemia and nausea, there shouldn't be any lasting long-term complications of its use for PEP.

I don't understand your second question- if PEP is successful (as it usually is), there's no HIV produced.

Hope that helps, BY

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