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Possible Side Effects While Taking Pep Medications

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Side effects PEP

Dear Dr,I am a 35 year old male and had an unprotected vaginal sex encounter with a female prostitute in London, England. I was given PEP which I started taking 24 hours after the encounter. I am taking Truvada 1 tablet daily (at night every 24...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...concerned about a possible drug interaction between the Kaletra and Zopiclone leading to possibly some increased brain side effects so I would be wary about using those drugs together. Your current regimen generally has a low rate of brain side... Read more »

PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday... Read more »

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.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...more than just taking a few pills every day. In addition to properly taking antiviral medications (and dealing with drug side effects), PEP also involves in-depth risk-reduction counseling. This includes taking actions to avoid high-risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

... What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...the relationship. HIV can cause changes in the body (see Fact Sheet 553 .) Anti-HIV medications may have unpleasant side effects. This might give the HIV-positive partner negative feelings about their body and their health. It may be... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
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Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...within 18 h of exposure). Was kind of relieved but then started to develop what I suspect is Thrush (white creamy patches on the side of my tongue) after 1 week, concurrently I started developping a sore throat which has been with me for almost 5... Read more »