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    Are fatigue, dizziness and sweating side effects of Atripla?

Posted on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 in HIV and AIDS
Question: Hi.

Recently I had an exposure to HIV (possibly) I was the insertive partner. I am uncircumcised. I went to the dr and was prescribed a generic Atripla for PeP but have been getting sick. Are these side effects of medicine or stress?

1. Excess sweating
2. Fatigue
3. Vivid dreams
4. Sometimes cough infrequent worse at night
5. Dizziness

I am concerned with seroconversion of HIV I haven't had a noticeable fever took temperature earlier. Hovered around 36.5 - 37.3
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
More details needed.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.
Thanks for posting your query.
You had PEP.
PEP started how much time after the exposure?
Whether you had completed it or not/
Taken the same for four weeks?
How long since you had your exposure?
Depending upon the details the answer to your question may vary.
So kindly furnish the above details so that I can communicate to you soon.
Dr S.Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan 1 hour later

Exposure 6/7 began PeP 7/6 (12-16 hours later)

1. Feeling unwell
2 sweAting a lot
3. Anxiety
4. Irritated theoat not sore but irritated
5. Stuffy nose
6. Dry cough with sometimes small white mucus
7. Feel like a fever but temperature has remained consistent.
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are unlikely to be due to HIV

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

As you started PEP within 7 2 hours after the exposure, your symptoms are unlikely to be due to HIV.
Sore throat is a common problem for any one. It may be associated with fever and not necessarily be due to HIV.

Dr S Murugan

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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