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Possible Side Effects Of The Drug Truvada Used As Pep

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PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV and I am currently on PEP consisting of Truvada once a day. I have been reading possible side effects of the drug. One of my concerns is that I've had jaw surgery about three years ago and have some weak jaw bones. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be highly unusual to develop osteonecrosis or severe lipodytrophy from 4 weeks of Truvada used in a PEP regimen. KH Read more »

PEP with Truvada for occpational exposure

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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...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 hours Nevirapine:... Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...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 »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side effects to speak of. I hear it improves overall energy. My thinking is "If it aint broken, don't go fixin" I'm so... Read more »