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Truvada and lypodistrophy
Dec 4, 2004

After a risky encounter, where condom broke, my doctor and I decided I shoudl do PEP. He put me on PEP for 30 days. This is day2 , and after reading the side effects, I felt tired and some lower leg muscle weakness. Can lipodystrophy start from a mere 30-day usage of PEP on Truvada. Please let me know. I am worried enough about the enounter I had and now I am even more scared of the effects this medicine might have on my body.

Thank you.

Response from Dr. Henry

That seems very unlikely though feelings of malaise and weakness (non-specific) are fairly common . KH

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