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Pep Hiv Drugs

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PEP and Ulcers

Hi,my husband has been on PEP for more than a week now(we are a discordant couple)he could have been exposed due to ripped condom,he has previously on medication for peptic ulcers and now he suffers serious abdominal pains,he cant even gon to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which drugs he is taking for PEP but many HIV drugs will cause upper gastrointestinal symptoms during first days/weeks of use. KH Read more »

HIV PEP pills

I took the pep pills in may when i was taking them i was extremly naused and sick for the whole... Read more »


Hello,I have an important health question. I am a 27 year old female: after having unprotected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...received a grant from the New York State Department of Health to educate every provider in the state on post-exposure prophylaxis [PEP]; this includes how to diagnose acute HIV infection and HIV testing. We had this challenge, and we thought of... Read more »
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Talking to Your Doctor About nPEP

...include drugs that the source does not have resistance to and/or has not used recently. If a provider is not familiar with anti-HIV drugs, s/he should seek guidance from the National PEPline. Step Three Once a regimen is chosen, discuss side... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure prophylaxis" or PEP. You would take two or three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but... Read more »
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Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has 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. Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days. I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am Read more »

why is PEP not more widely known about

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...why isnt there more publicity around post exposure prophyactic treatment. If the body website is right and PEP shows 79 % effectiveness why not use it all the time, and why isnt this sucess story common knowledge, at least it was not for Read more »