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Author Topic: Hello. I just had a question regarding PEP  (Read 446 times)

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Hello. I just had a question regarding PEP
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:31:22 PM »
Hello all.. First I just wanted to thank the forum administrators for allowing me to post here. I am a rather logical person and I do my best not to let my emotions or anxiety get the best of me, so I like honest and straight forward answers.

My story is.. I had unprotected anal sex (I was the insertive partner), with lube. At the time he told me he was HIV negative, but then tells me half a day later that he's in fact positive. He wouldn't tell me any other information regarding his viral load, etc - and actually blocked communication with me. So after he tells me this I immediately called my doctor and after explaining my situation he recommended that I get on a PEP regimen. I was prescribed Isentress (twice a day) and Truvada (once a day). I took my first dose of Truvada approx 12-13 hours post exposure, then one Isentress later that evening. Since then, I have been following my PEP regimen with 100% adherence. I have had side effects of nausea (no vomiting, but felt like I would) usually that would go away within 15 minutes and it's usually every morning. I have had Diarrhea as well. I've been told not to take symptoms as any sign of HIV infection.

To take a step back, this exposure was on 7/28/14 at 2AM (one time thing). So I took Truvada at 2PM-2:30PM on 7/28/14.

Other than the nausea and diarrhea (with some stomach discomfort, I am relatively feeling healthy. No fever, no sweats, etc. So any chance of success rate, or any good news that could help ease my anxiety? Thank you very much.

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Re: Hello. I just had a question regarding PEP
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 04:12:22 PM »
I moved your thread into the proper forum where you should post all your concerns no matter how long between visits or subject matter . You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post ans it will take you here .

PEP is very effective and you should expect a negative result when you test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and last dose of pep and again at 3 months to confirm the results . You are going come out of this OK so keep the faith .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!


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