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What are the long term side effects of PEP?
As with most antiretroviral drugs, PEP can cause side effects such as diarrhoea, headaches, nausea/vomiting and fatigue. However these are usually mild and generally only last a few days with no long-term side effects. Speak with your GP or sexual health clinic if you have any concerns.
Is PEP bad for your body?
There can be side effects of PEP, like stomach aches and being tired. But PEP side effects aren’t dangerous, and they can be treated. Talk with your nurse or doctor if you have side effects that are really bothering you.
Is PEP safe to take?
PEP is safe but may cause side effects like nausea in some people. In almost all cases, these side effects can be treated and aren’t life-threatening.
When is PEP not recommended?
PEP may not be recommended if a person’s chance of getting HIV is low, either because their exposure carries no risk or very low risk of transmission (for example, oral sex) or because it is unlikely that the contact person is HIV positive. PEP is not intended for people with ongoing exposures to HIV.
Does PEP weaken the immune system?
Does Pep lower your immune system? 32Theoretically, it is possible that these medications can weaken the immune system when utilized this manner and may actually increase that the threat of HIV disease if an exposure occurs. If danger of esophageal exposure is deemed high, research PEP for hepatitis.
What causes PEP failure?
It can fail because: the person doesn’t or isn’t able to take PEP as prescribed (every day for a month) some anti-HIV drugs don’t work against some strains of HIV (although this is rare) the initial viral load (the amount of HIV) in the body was too great for the drugs to be effective.
Can you test positive while on PEP?
After a course of PEP you need to wait 28 days before testing for HIV. This is because PEP can delay infection. During the time on PEP, the meds might be keeping your viral load undetectable.
Can I take PEP for 30 days?
PEP should be taken for 28 days. It is important to take all the doses, at the right time and in the right way, to give PEP the best chance of working. You might be given an additional two days’ drugs if you have been at risk of exposure in the last 48 hours of the course of PEP.
Can I take PEP more than 28 days?
Does PEP weaken your immune system?
Is PEP effective after 10 days?
It is most effective when started within 24 hours, but it needs to be started within 72 hours. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that PEP won’t work. PEP usually isn’t given more than 72 hours (3 days) after exposure as studies show it is unlikely to be effective.
What causes PEP to fail?
The use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after occupational HIV exposure reduces the risk for HIV acquisition by >80%. PEP failure, when it occurs, is usually attributed to delayed initiation, transmitted drug resistance, or suboptimal medication adherence.
What kind of drugs are used in Pep?
It involves using a four-week course of the drugs used to treat HIV, taken very soon after a person may have been exposed to the virus. PEP consists of three anti-HIV drugs. Two of these medications are from a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and are usually taken together in a single pill.
Are there any side effects to taking PEP?
PEP is therefore easier to take than it used to be. This page outlines the possible side-effects of the currently recommended combination of PEP medications, as well as the side-effects of other medications that may be used as alternatives. Side-effects usually appear soon after starting PEP as the body adjusts to the new medications.
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Which is more likely to cause lung cancer?
The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater your risk. Cigar smoking and pipe smoking are almost as likely to cause lung cancer as cigarette smoking. Smoking low-tar or “light” cigarettes increases lung cancer risk as much as regular cigarettes.