Possible Side Effects Of The Drug Truvada Used As Pep

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I was recently exposed to HIV and I am currently on PEP consisting of Truvada once a day. I have been reading possible side effects of the drug. One of my concerns is that I've had jaw surgery about three years ago and have some weak jaw bones. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be highly unusual to develop osteonecrosis or severe lipodytrophy from 4 weeks of Truvada used in a PEP regimen. KH Read more »

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