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Offline Shalash

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Risk of infected an wrong dosage pep
« on: August 30, 2022, 02:10:59 am »
I'm new here an firts apologize my English  is not fluent.
I had unprotected sex session ( vaginal sex an oral sex)in high risk hiv country, an sex like 3 rounds during the night. I got pep next morning with  dosage that was supposed  to take 1 blue pill once a day an 1 red two times a day, now what happend was I had misunderstood  the dosage  an took the red pill only one per day even it should be taken  twice. Gor 9 days took it like that an then when I realized  the wrong dosage  I took right dosage the rest of the period. 
Abit confused  about the situation  an I got flu  after 8 days of that risky sex activity.
Just asking about any thoughts about this
Thank you.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2022, 02:33:30 am by Shalash »

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Re: Risk of infected an wrong dosage pep
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2022, 03:15:26 am »

Understand you had condomless intercourse and started PEP the next morning.

My best guess is you were given Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) one blue tablet daily, plus Isentress 400mg (raltegravir) 1 pink tablet twice daily. Meaning a total of 3 tablets/day.

Instead, for nine days, you took Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) one blue tablet daily, plus Isentress 400mg (raltegravir) 1 pink tablet once daily, meaning a total of 2 tablets/day.

My thoughts are that Truvada alone (the blue pill) is highly effective, and although you did not take full PEP for the first nine days, I suspect you will be fine.

Let your doctor know about the mistake and in the meantime, take your PEP correctly for the remainder of the days, meaning one blue tablet daily, plus one pink/red tablet twice daily and test to confirm your HIV status six weeks after finishing PEP with a blood draw (lab) HIV antibody test. A non-reactive result at that time would rarely change, and retesting at three months is generally unnecessary.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier acquired STIs.So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

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