Altripla as a PEP (Post Exposure prophylaxis)? I am beginning the one month regime and would like your input.

  • ChicagoCarl

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    Aug 27, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    I have been prescribed Altripla as a PEP since I drunkenly topped a guy Thursday night without a condom and he tried topping me to no avail. Although he stated he was negative that night and also the next day I still feel that I should take this precautionary measure.

    I was wondering if anyone else has taken this for a PEP and if you have suffered any side effects that are listed with the drug?

    Thanks for the answers.
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    Aug 27, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    I take Atripla for my HIV. Been on it for 2 months months. I expect the side effects to be the same whether for PEP or HIV.

    A few days aftetr I started Atripla, I experienced a strange sense that my hand and my leg weren't part of me. This type of bodily disassociation isn't unusual as the drug works its way into the central nervous system. In only lasted for 10-15 minutes and only happened once.

    My dreams are more vivid and frequent, but not necessarily disturbing (the disturbing ones are when I dream about work...LOL).

    I've also experienced some weight gain, which I'm trying take off.

    Other than that, it hasn't been too bad.
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    Apr 29, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    Atripla's probably not the best PEP for anonymous sex like that...what if he is poz and resistant to sustiva?? Many people develop resistance to sustiva (the NNRTI component of Atripla). Truvada (the two drug NRTI background combo in Atripla) is sometimes adequate. However, if your prescriber thinks that there's a need for a third agent, and there very well may be in this case, it should probably be something from the protease inhibitor class (kaletra, reyataz, prezista) unless you know this other guy's HIV status and genotype...U should be ok but definitely talk about your risks CLEARLY with your provider. Your provider should be VERY experienced in the care of people with HIV. Be safe icon_biggrin.gif