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HIV PEP sickness
Feb 8, 2008

I had an HIV scare and went to the hospital, I told them about PEP and they gave me a one day dosage after research I realized that my risk was pretty low so decided not to continue. However, it has been 6 days since I took the medication (one time only) and I feel pretty sick and feel like vomiting and have no appetite. Is this normal? They told me the medication is strong but how long will this last?

Response from Dr. Henry

One day of HIV medications only occasionally results in ongoing stomach/appetite problems a week after stopping . KH

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