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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.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 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 »
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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 side effects 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-exposure prophylaxis -- 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 »
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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 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 »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said I need to wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »