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How Long Does Pep Stay In Your Body

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How long after PEP will the medication be completely out of my system

Thank you for your amazing website!Upon successful completion on the 28th day of PEP (and stopping all my potent PEP medication) how long does it take the body to completely "get rid of" all the toxic medicine from my blood stream?When can I expect...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...precise answer to your question depends on which drugs you were prescribed.In general, most HIV medications are gone from the body in 2-4 days after the last dose. As for body functions, one can hope that you had no significant toxicities after... Read more »

PEP Side Effects

Just started 28 day PEP of Kaletra and Truvada. Is there a risk that lipodystrophy will happen... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great... Read more »
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