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im on pep tenvir ema nd stocrin, my lower back is paining
Dec 26, 2013

Hi, my lower back started paining after ther 10 day of pep. im taking pep because i had sex with a sex worker and had condom broke. im circumsized. i need to take all the two medicines or can i stick to only the tenvir em for the rest of the pep course? the effect of pep is much on me. pls help. today im getting rashes (dot dot) on my body hand all.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Generally, PEP is composed of either 2 or 3 medications, depending on the situation and local guidelines. Tenvir-EM is a generic version of the combination pill commonly sold as Truvada (tenofovir+emtricitabine).

I typically recommend patients complete the full PEP regimen with whichever medications were prescribed, save for the situation where side effects are particularly bothersome. You'e not mentioned your other medication, so I can't begin to tell you whether to continue or not; or if it's responsible for your rash.

I'd suggest that you speak to your care provider about your symptoms-- then a plan to deal with your side effects and PEP needs can be formulated.

Good luck, BY

Started PEP before negative HIV result
One drug for pep

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