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What Are The Dangers Of Pep

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Switching PEP Meds Dangerous?

The following is my timeline on PEP treatment. The original doc put me on efavirenz which is not recommended for PEP anymore, and a cheap generic version of Combivir. I requested a protease inhibitor but she did not give me one. The 2nd doc fixed...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-While there isn't a lot of data specifically on efavirenz use as PEP, I'm not aware of any reason why it would not be active especially in the context of a three drug regimen. I think you therefore have been on an active PEP... Read more »

Any long term dangers of taking Truvada and Klonopin for PEP?

I have been on Klonopin for about 5 years now. I recently had an incident where a condom broke with... Read more »

Doctor started me on PEP to help my anxiety.. Dangerous???

I started out a couple of days ago nervous about HIV, but now I'm nervous about what my doctor... Read more »
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Dangerous Liaisons: Rape and HIV

Pink flowers floating the pool, blossoms opening in love. In a ritual for women of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America, a hollow is made in the earth and a woman bathes there naked in water up to her breasts. Other women cover the surface of... Read more »
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An ER Doc Discusses PEP, Emergency Medicine and Universal Health Care

Bill Honigman, M.D. "Part of what I do is being resourceful," says Bill Honigman, M.D. That's an understatement. Dr. Bill, as he is known by patients, colleagues and the single-payer advocacy community, is an emergency room (ER) doctor in... Read more »
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Lowering the Risk of HIV After Sex or Other Exposure

Post-exposure prophylaxis -- or PEP for short -- has long been used to minimize the chance of HIV infection among healthcare workers exposed to the virus (primarily through accidental needlestick injuries). 1-3 It is also generally available in... Read more »
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Tratamiento Después de Exposición

¿Qué Es el Tratamiento Después de Exposición? ¿Quién Debería Usar PEP? ¿Debería Usarse PEP Para Situaciones Que No Sean Ocupacionales? ¿Cómo Se Toma la PEP? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? En Pocas Palabras Para Mayor... Read more »
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is taking pep second time after 4 months dangerous

Posted by scorp81, 1 Reply
Hi there
I'm just worried I was on pep 4 months ago and last night I had unprotected sex with a guy and I ejaculated in him he said he's clean I don't know what he means probably means HIV negative which I find a bit offensive towards positive... Read more »

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects.

Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three:

Indinavir Sulfate: every 8... Read more »

needle stick pep meds

Posted by justagirl72, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm a new nurse (1yr)..on March 17th (not so lucky) I was stuck on my left index finger by an insulin needle while injecting a known HIV+ /HCV drug user pt unknown CD4 or load ct. although he seemed very wasted. I avoided using his abdomen... 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 »