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quit pep. would i die??
Aug 4, 2014

Dear sir regards. I started kaletra + truvada After unprotected insertive vaginal sex With unknown source. At 3rd day i quit kaletra because of its strong side effects I continued truvada. I am too worrued I am feeling like it was my biggest mistake am much tensed. Help plz

Response from Dr. Wohl

Truvada alone is not a good idea. It may work but many experts feel a third drug adds more protection. There may be other choices besides Kaletra where you live. Do not take nevirapine (Viramune) as it can cause liver damage and other bad effects in people using it for PEP.

Go back to your clinic and explain your situation. If Truvada alone is only option, that can be okay and in the US AZT/3TC alone was used as PEP for many years until guidelines were updated.

DW



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