Lamivudine

Lamivudine is an oral prescription drug that is available in both generic and brand names. This drug is used to treat two different viral infections, HIV and hepatitis B (HBV). Lamivudine does not cure the infection with HIV or HBV, but it can only slow down the progression of the disease by stopping the replication of the viruses.

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I am worried about HIV or other STDs after unprotected sex. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who had unprotected sex yesterday. I was drunk, but now, I am worried about HIV or any STDs for that matter. I do not have medical access for the next three months, as I am on a ship. If I express my apprehensions, it may cost me my job. I do have Lamivudine and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We do not know the HIV status (human immunodeficiency virus) of the person with whom you had sex and also your baseline HIV status, the other thing you mentioned that you do not have medical access for next three months. Considering the availability of only La...  Read Full »

Is PEP necessary after unprotected oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a person who has regular sex with other guys. It was my first time, and after ejaculation, when I removed my penis, I could see that the condom was on her vagina. I could see the end of the condom on the outside. So I got freaked out, and also before that I di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did the condom slip from your penis? There is no need for PEP for non healed ulcers in the mouth, but if the tip is out of the condom, you would need PEP. PEP has many side effects, but you could prevent by taking Pan D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) one in an empty st...  Read Full »

What is PEP therapy for HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an exposure with a call girl with protection. However, during intercourse, the condom broke. I am worried about HIV. Could you please guide me regarding what kind of tests I should undertake. Also, I would like to understand how many days later I should go for the test. As on tod...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A fourth generation ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) should be done at six weeks and then after 12 weeks after exposure. Meanwhile, you can take PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) therapy for HIV as a preventiv...  Read Full »

Should the HIV medicines be changed after taking them for 11 years?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle aged 54 and aunt aged 47 are using Lamivudine, Nevirapine, and Zidovudine tablets for the last 11 years. Can they continue to use or do they need a change in their medicines? My aunt has few health issues like a sore throat and loss of voice and has been suffering from a s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the treatment guidelines, if a person is stable on the antiretroviral regimen, there is improving and stable CD4 cell count with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) viral load undetectable, then there is no need to change the regimen or the drug combinations. B...  Read Full »

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