PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Fact Sheet

Key PointsPost-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking HIV medicines very soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV.PEP is intended for emergency situations. It is not meant for regular use by people who may be ex...

By AIDSinfo

Tenvir not Tenvir EM

Hello, I recently purchased Tenvir. I later realized that Tenvir EM is the HIV prevention medication. So what i have now is a years supply of 300 mg Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate WITHOUT Emtricitabine. Can i still use it for HIV prevention? Thank you...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Started PEP after unprotected oral sex

I had unprotected oral sex with two sex workers. I also had vagina sex with a confom with one of them. They said they were safe but I am still extremely worried. I went to a Clinic and got put on Truvada and isentress less than 36 hours after being w...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Effects of pep

Doc.can PEP drugs alter with my phsical appearance perhaps my face?I'm on my 7th day on PEP

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

What is this method?

I make anal sex and condom is broke. So I go to doctor and this doctor pay to me TENVIR EM and DTV 50 .He say to me ,You will start 72 hours, so I start in 39 hours. So May I went to known this is safe for me or not safe. This medicine is prevention ...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Pep teatment

The day after having unprotected sex i went to clinic and the nurse gives me the truvada only to take 1 pill avery night, My question is : Is it gonna be effective only without other medecine like hiv-1 infection product?

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

3 hours late on pep 5th day

Took 4 pep pills on time 5th day was 3 hours late..does this have an matter or does the levels still mantain in blood for compensation?

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Activists Demand Gilead Rescind nPEP Patient Access Program's Once-Per-Lifetime Use Limit

Gilead Sciences is coming under fire from HIV/AIDS activist groups for a recent change to its patient assistance program, imposing a once-per-lifetime limit on access to Truvada as part of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP).

By Martha Kempner

PEP toxicity

By mistake for the last 5 days I have taken tenofovir 600 mg and lamivudine 600 mg every day as pep. Now I realise my mistake and read about kidney failure due to tenofovir. What should I do now? Should I continue normal dose for the coming 23 days? ...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.


i have been taking truvada for about 2 years now. my husband is hiv+ with an undetectable viral load. since covered ca will not offer me the same health plan and now truvada will cost me 20% every month. it is a cost that i cannot afford. is it safe ...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.