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Truvada After Sexual Exposure

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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean, te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): FTC/TDF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection WARNING: Truvada can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver...
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Taking Truvada and need for practicing safer sex (TRUVADA PrEP, 2010)

I am HIV-. If I decide to take Truvada to lessen my chances of getting the virus from HIV+ partners, do I need to use condoms or will taking the medication be enough....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms remain absolutely essential. Truvada does "lessen" the risk of HIV transmission, but it certainly doesn't completely eliminate it. See below. Condoms also provide protection from a variety of other STDs as well. Dr.... Read more »

PEP with Truvada for occpational exposure

I am a police officer and was stuck by a hypodermic needle/syringe today. It is unknown if the needle is/was "Dirty" or not and the suspect is unknown. I went to the ER and they did a baseline on me for Hep C, B and HIV. The PA...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your injury. Luckily HIV transmission from a discarded needle is extremely unlikely. The decision about starting prevention treatment in this setting has to be individualized. Truvada infact does contain 2 medicines (tenofovir... Read more »

kaletra+truvada sexual side effects

as a new user of these meds, i am wondering if there are there any known sexual side effects to the combination of Kaletra and Truvada?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge and in my experience there has not been a consistent issue with those drugs regarding side effects directly causing sexual dysfunction. Kaletra can interact with many drugs that can impact sexual side effects such as Viagra like... Read more »

Does Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) work for HIV + People too?

I am currently on Truvada + Isentress and considering becoming sexually active again. I have joined a HIV + dating site and may be potentially be exposed to another living with the virus. I know safe sex is paramount, but if there is a potential...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While superinfection with HIV (getting a second strain after already positive) is rare, but does occur.It's reasonable to think that being on your ART regimen would likely prevent superinfection, just as... Read more »
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Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

question about unprotected sexual exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question: If I had unprotected sex several times with someone who could possibly have been exposed to HIV (I'm not sure if he was ever tested) and he pulled out before ejaculation, do you think I still have a great chance of getting HIV if he does... Read more »

Sexual exposure- severe HIV FEAR, Pls help

Posted by rajkumar76, 2 Replies
This is with ref to my one and only sexual encounter outside my marriage of 10 years with a sex worker in India on 20 May 2014. It happened because my friends pushed me into it and gave me a viagra 50 to reduce my inhibition etc.

The vaginal sex was... Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hello. I need some advice about a really bad situation that I've found myself in.

I was assaulted at a party last weekend - I know that someone had sex with me (I'm female, he was male), but because I was drunk it's all a bit hazy.

Sorry to be... Read more »