Anonymous
I had protected sex with csw. Their is no condom brokage or leakage or slip. Immediately after 24 hours i went to doctor. Doctor told if condom didnt broke then their is no need for PEP.
But due to my fear and anxiety doctor prescribed PEP.
He prescribed me too medicines one is ratlegravir and another one is a combination of two medicines namely lamivudine and tenofovir.
Are these medicines are effective ?
What are the foods I should take during pep time ?
I have protected sex is their any possibilities for hiv ?
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you have some questions about PEP. We're happy to answer them for you.

Protected sex is considered a low risk activity. Low risk means that while transmissions are theoretically possible, specific circumstances are required for transmissions to occur. This activity would not warrant a PEP regimen, as your doctor seems to have indicated. PEP works by preventing the replication of the virus, thereby preventing the initial infection. There is some evidence that PEP is effective, and this would be considered an adequate combination of drugs.

You don't need to eat anything specific while on PEP, but taking it with food can minimise some of their side effects.

Thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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