Posted by: anon | 2012/10/15

hiv medications

hi dr
i got a cut from an item that was infected with a hiv-positive persons blood. i have been put on PEP (aluvia and lamzid) but after one dose i woke up with a rash on my chest, neck and face and have had a low-grade fever of 37.2/37.3 for the past 2 days since starting the PEP. i am now on my 5th dose.
is there anything i can or must do about this rash and fever? is it related to the medication?
i know the chances are slim that i will be infected but im still young and worried i might get infected.

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You are experiencing side effects from the medication. You can reconsult the doctor who prescribed the medication. You can apply Anthisan cream to the skin rash. 37.3 degrees celsius is a normal body temperature. It is possible that you are feeling flushed due to the medication.


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