Tenofovir

Tenofovir is an antiviral drug that is used to treat HIV. This drug belongs to the class of antiretroviral drugs known as nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NtRTIs). It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS but helps to treat the symptoms. Tenofovir can be given for both adults and children who are above 2 years and weigh more than 10 kilograms.

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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 »

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