Anonymous
Hello,
I recently got exposed to HIV and started PEP and my doctor advised that I take STI antibiotics to prevent development of other STIs as well . Would the effectiveness of PEP be affected by the use of the antibiotics?
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you are asking whether or not antibiotic use can impact the effectiveness of PEP.

Based on the way these medications are metabolized and removed from the body, there should be no interaction that impacts the effectiveness of PEP (1). However, I recommend following up with your doctor for a more personalized answer as knowing the exact antibiotic and PEP medications is necessary to rule out any potential interaction.

Recommendation: Refer to a healthcare professional for a more personalized answer.

Regards,


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley 


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