The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

combivir and truvada

Dec 19, 2013

Hello Doctor, two nights ago I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in a very high risk area (Kenya). The next day I went to the hospital and started combivir and aluvia. that next night I went back to the club and found the women and we went for a test together. we both tested negative. I understand though that there 6-week to 3 month window time so its still possible i may have been exposed. Im also taking depakote, xanax, and prozac for dression and anxiety. Im very worried about drug interactions and already dont feel well on the PEP. In your opinion do think I need to continue the pep knowing she tested negative even though there is a possible window? thank you very much for your time.

Response from Dr. Young


With knowledge of your partner's negative HIV test, it seems like you had a relatively low risk exposure. Yes, there's a possible window period, so that might tip the balance towards completing the PEP treatment.

As for interactions with your other medications, no need to worry. Neither Combivir or Truvada have any significant interactions.

Hope that helps, BY

Lipid profiles keep rising

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint