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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become manifest two to three weeks after HIV primary... Read more »

PEP RELATED SIDE EFFECTS (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST) (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Hi Doc,My wife got exposed to me ( Am hiv+ while she's -ve)through a condom break.She was put on combivir and Efavirenz but after 3 days she had serious side effects and our Doc changed her regimen to Combivir only. It's been 7 days since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would advise your wife to immediately seek a second opinion form a more competent HIV specialist. Her current symptoms are most likely due to the AZT component of her Combivir. (It's one of the reasons I no longer recommend this drug... Read more »

New Drugs for PEP?/ and side effects

Im traveling in Thailand and was fucked by a massage boy with a broken condom (MSM), simply because he used massage oil as KY. Anyhow, I had managed to take the boy to a local hospital to test for HIV and now it had been found that "its...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your unfortunate experience underscores something I mention often in this forum: Oil-based products are not compatible with latex. Oil-based products can denature the latex, making it more likely to break.Your HIV risk is unprotected... Read more »

PEP, no PEP and possible side effects?

Dear Dr BobI have been in complete turmoil for the past few weeks and your forum has been an incredible source of information and support since possible hiv exposure. I will ofcourse be adding to the donations to the cause.I am a European who has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.I agree with the information you received on the "sex help lines at home": PEP is not warranted. I also agree with your decision to stop PEP! The tingling sensation in your legs is most likely related to anxiety. I'm pleased you... Read more »
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Started taking Truvada for PEP...any tips?

Posted by glam89, 1 Reply
Im starting Truvada for 30 days and i know there are going to be side effects but do anyone have any tips for me to make it a bit easier. What pain reliever fever reducer medications can i take without it damaging my liver even more? Is Ibuprofen... Read more »

Possible Infection should I consider Pep

Posted by Sylas76, 1 Reply
After a night of drinking I recently hooked up with two guys who were drug users. I had unprotected sex with one (I was the top), performed oral sex and rimming on both, and fisting on one. I have no idea what there status was (I made a very stupid... Read more »

PEP related query

Posted by TODude, 1 Reply
Hey everyone,

So I had a possible exposure to HIV on Sunday Jan 20th. I have been on PEP since monday the 21st (started 30-36 hours PE). My question is - should I have started PEP in the first place? and is Combivir alone an effective PEP regimen?

Ba... Read more »