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No doctor in my area would listen or help me. Can truvada alone work for pep.

I had a high risk exposure to hiv. I went to the ER and they wouldn't call in pep for me and just recommend I get tested at 3 and 6 months for HIV.

I then went to my family doctor and she was going to prescribe  truvada plus tiviacy but she changed her mind and said the tiviacy is too toxic.
So she put my on truvada alone will this even reduce my risk?
I cant find anything online if it is effective or not.

I did try my local health department but they are closed because of covid 19
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PEP regime is basically a drug cocktail that would block formation of certain viral enzymes to refrain the virus to replicate. Thus, eliminating the process of infection. Truvada consists of 2 drugs namely, tenofovir and emtricitabine.

Before 2013, PEP was recommended with this 2 drug composition. However, after 2013, three-drug regimen consisting of a nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NTRI), (tenofovir plus emtricitabine), along with a third drug, either an integrase strand transfer inhibitor, raltegravir or a boosted protease inhibitor, darunavir/ritonavir is recommended for PEP.

Ideally, NTRI is an important component of the regimen because if HIV infects a cell, it first attaches to and fuses with the host cell. Then the viral RNA is converted into DNA and the virus uses the host cell’s machinery to replicate itself during a process called 'reverse transcription' this drug can simply block that above highlighted process. Therefore, the infection can be terminated in most cases.

Some doctors feel that tenofovir-based two
drug regimen are more likely to adhere to post-exposure prophylaxis than discontinuation due to strong side effects. Perhaps, that could be the reason for prescribing just the Truvada. You would need to follow up with your doctor to find out the answers to go with whether 2 drug or 3 drug regimen because no one here online or on any other website can substitute a doctor's advice.

I also want to highlight the fact that if your partner suspects he is HIV positive, he can go and get himself tested now to save you from this ordeal and if he is aware that he is HIV positive, despite of that knowledge, he didn't insist on using protection means a deliberate attempt to jeopardize your health, in this case, you do have the option of approaching your local law authorities.
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Testing out at / to 3 & 6 month is outdated. One could test as early as 28 days post exposure with a IV or V generation of HIV test for a conclusive result. Since you are on PEP, the earliest you can get tested is at 28 days from the last dose of your medication.
Tha k for explaining everything I understand now.
Just to make sure I have to wait to get tested 28 days after the last dose of pep?
Yes, but can you get hold of the partner and test him as mike mentioned? That would simplify things for you.
188761 tn?1584567620
Please describe your risk clearly for us to provide you with better support.
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Hello im a female who had unprotected sex with a guy who said he could be positive after the fact
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