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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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Thank you for your question.Sounds like some of your side effects are due to zidovudine (part of Combivir; the fatigue, achiness, nausea)-- these often improve with time, however, in the short-term, taking the medication with some food often helps;... Read more »

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP's)

Good day I would just like to know if there is anything I can take with the PEP's (Combivir)... Read more »

post exposure prophylaxis

I had vaginal insertive intercourse with a woman who is a commercial sex worker, without a condom,... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after a known exposure. Currently, PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of infection... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now? There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure... 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

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Questions and Answers About Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP

PEP is the use of antiretroviral drugs after a single high-risk event to stop HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body. PEP must be started as soon as possible to be effective -- and always within 3 days of a possible... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
Hi all,

I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »

4 week 'negative' girlfriend showing extreme symptoms post (my) exposure

Posted by 908320498, 10 Replies
Hi guys,

Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.

Please help me.

45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I'm happily married and monogamous for the past 10 years. Ten days ago 5 minutes of drunken stupidity could have changed all that.

I had gone to a strip club (which is a rarity for me). I got way too drunk and stupid, and got a lap dance. The... Read more »