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Truvada Pep

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truvada, pep, drowsiness - changing scheduled admin time

Hi, I started Pep by taking truvada about 40 hours post exposure and aluvia about 60 hours post exposure. I was outside of the United States at the time so it was a little difficult to come by a knowledgeable doctor and the medications themselves,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Somnolence is an unusual effect of Truvada. To see if changing the schedule of your dosing with the medication helps, you can skip the Truvada dose at 6p and then take it 12 hours later at 6a. This will not compromise your PEP. If not effect, this... Read more »


I took PEP / TRUVADA for 14 days (of the reuired post exposure 28 days) and got really sick with an... Read more »

Truvada as PEP

Hello. Day 4 of my PEP on Truvada. I wanted to know that, since I am negative, is there a good... Read more »

Fact Sheet: PrEP and PEP

Looking for basic facts about PrEP and PEP -- and the difference between the two? Start here for some simple and straightforward definitions of key terms that come up frequently when talking about PrEP and PEP, as well as a run-down of the science... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Antes y Después: PrEP y PEP

Uno de los descubrimientos más sorprendentes de la última década ha sido que los medicamentos contra el VIH no sólo tratan la infección, sino además la previenen. Usando estas medicinas rápidamente después de la exposición al VIH ha sido... Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) |... Read more »
Project Inform

Truvada Prevents Rectal HIV Infection in Monkeys

In an oral presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, data from a recent study shows that intermittent use of Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine) prevents rectal infection of simian HIV (sHIV) in macaque monkeys. This study compared the... Read more »
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Started taking Truvada for PEP...any tips?

Posted by glam89, 1 Reply
Im starting Truvada for 30 days and i know there are going to be side effects but do anyone have any tips for me to make it a bit easier. What pain reliever fever reducer medications can i take without it damaging my liver even more? Is Ibuprofen... Read more »

PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »

PrEP Truvada

Posted by blueangel1980, 2 Replies
Hello all

I have an appointment with my I'D doc next week to consult hwr about starting Truvada. I was wanting to hear from people who have taken it either as PrEP, PeP, or as a part of your HIV treatment regime. Any side effects, precautions, or... Read more »