Side Effects Of Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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Post-exposure prophylaxis side effects minimization

I have just started the post-exposure prophylaxis and am on my fifth day. I am currently on combivir (twice a day) and sustiva (once a day, at night). The side effects alone are awful. I have a constant fatigue, inability to concentrate, dry...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your question.Sounds like some of your sideeffects are due to zidovudine (part of Combivir; the fatigue, achiness, nausea)-- these often improve with time, however, in Read more »

PEP with no side effects is worrying me! (+donate question)

Hi Dr.,My predicament is no different from scores of others here. I am really hoping you will look... Read more »

Truvada side effects

After starting an IV on a HIV, Hep B, and Hep C positive, I took off my gloves and discovered her... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

...Antiretroviral regimens were based on national PEP guidelines, cost and accessibility, and prevailing HIV prevalence. Emerging sideeffects data and cost improvements affected regimen changes. From November 2001 to December 2006, 446 patients... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Nevirapine Warning on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

...persons taking antiretrovirals for post-exposureprophylaxis -- prevention of infection immediately after a needlestick or sexual exposure to HIV -- should avoid using nevirapine except in unusual situations, according to recommendations... Read more »