|PEP Completion - Should I be worried?
Aug 3, 2014
I have just 2 days of my 4 week PEP regiment remaining. (Isentress and Truvada) I started PEP 11 hours after a potential sexual exposure and have had 100% adherence. The Doctor and clinicians assured me they thought my risk was minimal and I also tested negative 5 days post exposure with an HIV RNA test. But now, about 1 month after the potential exposure, I'm starting to feel like I have a bit of a sore throat and a mild cough. No fever or anything else though. Should I be worried? Is there a decent chance I am sere-converting, despite the PEp? When should I get tested again?
| Response from Dr. Young
If you took all of your PEP, your risk of HIV is vanishingly low. A sore throat and cough are not typical symptoms of HIV, and indeed, there are about a hundred other things that could cause these symptoms other than HIV. Absent fever or generalized swollen glands, I have zero concern.
You should be tested at 1 and 3 months after the potential exposure.
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