|Truvada side effect
Jun 29, 2014
I had possible HIV exposure at work. I was in Truvada an Raltegravir for 28 days, I completed the PEP 4 days ago. I am little concern because I still feel side effect, specially my joint pain. I want to ask, if is possible that the medication could stay in the body that long. After I stopped I felt getting better in terms of side effect but I noticed that if I don't drink lots of water my joint pain starts kicking. Thanks for your response.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Your HIV PEP medications should be out of your system within a few days; if you had side effects, it could take a few more days longer for these to resolve.
If your symptoms persist longer than 1-2 weeks after stopping, I'd suggest contacting your care provider.
Be well, BY
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