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nails got rough and halh moon like spot after PEP completion
Aug 6, 2013

Hi Doctor I completed PEP for 28 days course (keletra and combivir) . Now I see roughness in my thumb nails and dark round(half moon) spot just over the white round spot at bottom(half moon). Is it any sign of anemia? How can i recover my health. And one thing I have not undergone HIV testing after PEP.

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

Some people experience darkening of skin (and nails) after treatment with zidovudiine (AZT, part of Combivir). I'd suspect that your spot could be related. This usually grows out with the fingernail.

As for testing after PEP- it's recommended 1 and 3 months after your exposure.

I hope that's helpful, BY

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