Getting A Prescription For Pep
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Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.Trizivir is generally not recommended for PEP, primarily because of the potential for abacavir-(one of the parts of Trizivir)related side effects. On the other hand, Combivir (the AZT and 3TC parts of Trizivir are readily used... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello.1. Truvada is a combination of two antiretrovirals (Emtriva and Viread). Two-drug regimens can be used for PEP.2. PEP works best when begun as soon as possible after exposure. If more than 72 hours have lapsed since the time of exposure, PEP... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.It's not clear from your note what PEP treatment you're taking, but while it's unfortunate that you only took 1/2 of the recommended doses over the first 5 days, you shouldn't try to make up the... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,I agree your degree of HIV-acquisition risk would not warrant a course of PEP. PEP should not be prescribed just "to play it safe!"Regarding HIV testing, the gold standard remains an HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period... Read more »
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Posted by je5872, 2 Replieshas anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHey everyone,
Need some help from people with knowledge of HIV, neg or poz or people who were on PEP.
I made a one time mistake of having unprotected (I inserted my penis vaginally) sex, one time, with a sex worker, status unknown...just 11 days ago.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi all,
Been reading your posts for the past month, really helpful.
So here is my case: I had a pretty high risk exposure (condom slippage during sex with female prostitute).
The next day I went to the ER and got a PEP prescription (Combivir, I started... Read more »
Posted by agny, 1 ReplyWEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects.
Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three:
Indinavir Sulfate: every 8... Read more »
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