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Jun 3, 2010

about 2 months ago, I had unprotected oral sex(he did not ejaculate) and protected anal sex(condom didnt break, I saw sperm in it afterward) with another guy( I am aslo a guy). He informed me he was hiv negative, but I was not convinced and went on combivir as a PEP. After 30 days of nausea, diareea and severe tiredness I finished my dose.I got tested 10 days after starting pep and it came back negative. Now, 1 month after completing my pep I stil feel tired, and I am scared that I might still have contracted HIV. So my life is hell now. I will be getting my test(hiv) results back on monday. SO my question is as follows: 1. Is the tiredness mormal, when does it stop 2. What are my chances of contracting hiv even after this hell.

Please advise me, i cant concentrate or study, I am suppossed to be writting exams soon. I am 20 years old.

Response from Dr. Frascino


Based on the information provided, I would not have recommended PEP.

1. Your fatigue at this point is most likely unrelated to PEP. It could be due to anxiety and stress.

2. Extremely low to essentially nonexistent.

Dr. Bob

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