Emergency HIV Drugs

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  1. Splendid

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    What is the name of the emergency drugs that you can immediately take if you think you´ve come into contact with the HIV virus.

    Could anybody tell me?
     
  2. spunkyboy2008

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    It's called post-exposure prophylaxis, commonly refered to as PEP. You need to take them as soon as possible after possible exposure and within 72 hours.
     
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    PM Bbucko, he might know.
     
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    PEP's a pretty rough ride, from what I've heard; but definitely get in contact with your local GUM Clinic, sexual health advice centre or hospital ASAP if you need to explore this option.
     
  5. BiItalianBro

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    Yea i have heard PEP cycles are pretty rough and not approved in many countries. My friend, this is no doubt a, "dont walk to the doctor/clinic....run" situation. I hope it turns out ok for you.Remember, God forbid, the earlier the diagnoisis the better the prognosis.
     
  6. D_Ollyvalle Treegirth

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    All the above true. You MUST start witin 72 hours, or there's no point. You don't need to know the exact names of the 3 drugs; your doctor will have to prescribe them anyway. And it's true they're rough on your system (fatigue, malaise) . I went through it in 2001. By all means, get medical attention if you may've been exposed -- but don't abuse this as a kind of morning-after treatment: there's evidence the efficacity of the PEP lessens if you undergo it repeatedly.
     
  7. B_The Greek Dude

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    US Patent # 6027688 was granted to Basil Earle Wainwright as a cure for HIV. It involves ozonation of the bloodstream within 6 minutes of exposure, before the virus can enter any cells in the body.

    While you're usually not going to be having unprotected sex in a German laboratory, this is interesting to add to the discussion. . .I guess.
     
  8. Bbucko

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    All the above advice is absolutely valid.

    PEP varies depending on the doctor and the patient. But it usually involves a combination that includes Sustiva and Ritonavir (occasionally in the dual-Protease Inhibitor format of Kaletra).

    As grueling as PEP is (and it is), it should be remembered that PEP is actually just like going on anti-retrovirals for someone whose 'time has come" to begin treatment. As such, I am something of an expert, having been on six different "cocktails" in as many years.

    Expect the usual assortment of gruesome, debilitating side-effects: uncontrollable, "garden-hose" diarrhea, pain and/or numbness in your extremities, the typical nightmares and sleep terrors for which Sustiva is notorious, loss of appetite, mood swings, annoying, painful rashes...you get the idea.

    But most important:
    WHAT WAS YOUR EXPOSURE???

    Unless you are a medical professional who was accidentally stuck with a syringe from someone known to be HIV+, the only reason to begin PEP is if you engaged in unprotected vaginal or anal sex with someone known to be HIV+.

    No exposure involving protected sex, oral sex or any variety of anxiety-provoking "small cuts" and "vaginal fluid" (especially in a massage parlor/strip bar setting) would warrant such extreme measures.
     
  9. B_The Greek Dude

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    What he said².
     
  10. B_Monster

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    Thank you Bbucko. you da man!


     
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    PEP is a very good choice...if you have a TRUE exposure risk....though, I do also agree with Bbucko about the horrors of Sustiva.....I had fucking UNREAL night terrors and night sweats due to it.....my doc finally ended up swapping me over to a tri-drug cocktail of Truvada, Norvir and Reyetaz....which works very well for me.

    If the doc does see your "exposure" as a true risk and sets you up on the PEP, just remember to take extra vitamin c and a multi...the drugs can take a lot out of ya, dude.

    Good luck
     
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    Totally get your ass to a doctor dude!
     
  13. D_Adoniah Sheervolume

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    my general doctor, who happens to be an hiv specialist, says PEP really needs to be started ASAP, and definitely before 48 hours.

    i took the PEP course in 2003--it sucked. still keep the empty bottle in my medicine cabinet to remind me.

    get thine butt to the doc right away! :)
     
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