|PEP 28 days though minimal initial risk
Oct 26, 2006
Hi. I was issued with PEP after I became concerned after a sexual incident with a 19 year old boy, I myself am 20. He accidentally shot a massive load in my eye. As a biochemist I naturally became worried about the HIV proteinaceous complex penetrating a tiny fissure in the eye. I was put on PEP, been on it for 19 days, 9 days to go. I am really worried and stressed out about getting diabetes and even more freaked out about possible hair loss. Should I continue with PEP or stop now as I really don't want to loose any hair. I do have a thick head of hair and have noticed no loss but I'm only 20, I'd hate to lose it.
| Response from Dr. Conway
At this stage, it would be ny best advice for you to continue with the PEP for a final 9 days. Most of the side effects that occur will happen early on. The things that can happen much later (such as diabetes or hair loss associated with the use of anti-HIV medications) are almost never seen with a 28-day course of treatment.
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