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I was started on pep due to a condom break about 26 days…

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I was started on pep due to a condom break about 26 days ago. My pep is almost done but about 4 days ago, I was having sex and my insertive partner took his condom off for like 4 strokes and stopped. Do I need to restart pep? For another 28 days? Or because I am on Truvada, should that protect me from the possible exposure.

Doctor's Assistant: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?

Yes. I am healthy

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am taking isentress and Truvada.
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am an homosexual male who was the non insertive partner but the partner whom received.

Yes, this will protect you from exposure

you should be fine

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Are you sure? Do I need to restart my pep over?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Or stay on PrEP?

You should be ok. 99% chance

to be 100% you should restart

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok now I’m confused. So am I okay without restarting? Was Truveda enough to protect me? Or should I completely restart?

Just to be 100% sure I would restart.

Sorry for the confusion

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok. Thank you. Shouldn’t the Truveda protected me though?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
also, I have 2 lymph nodes that feel a little swollen but not painful is that normal or is that a sign of possible hiv infection?

Yes, it should but technically with each exposure you need a new round of PEP

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What about my lymph nodes

The lymph nodes are not worrisome

It wouldn't be HIV with no other symptoms

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Would I still have HIV symptoms on PEP? Or would they be suppressed?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I took a home test that required a blood sample and it came back negitive. Couldn’t PEP cause a false/neg?

yes it would cause a false neg

no you would not have HIV symptoms on PEP

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can completely disregard any symptoms I am having including the lymph nodes?

yes

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
could the swollen lymph nodes be related to me taking the PEP

Yes, that is possible

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How so? Like it cause an inflammatory response in the body? I’m just confused as to why it would do this.

Yes, that is correct

Antivirals can cause inflammatory reactions like this

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
But would it cause this even if no virus is present?

yes

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok I’m just extremely worried and anxious about it. Especially since my lymph nodes were fine before PEP.

I don't think you need to worry at all

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I just got my lab results back for a CBC with Diff and y Lymphocyte count is 3.2 would that be a sign of hiv infection?

No, not at all

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok, I am now having nerve pain, and my lymph nodes have gone down. The pain is like shooting through my arm and leg but I'm not having any other symptoms.

Would you mind accepting additional services to continue?

A small fee and we can continue as long as you like

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Okay so my lymphodes are still there but in the same spot. They have not spread, I have no fever, some times a runny and stuffy nose this week. Also I found out I have hypothyroidism this week. I also have this strange taste in my mouth, no thrush on my tongue or canker sores. My throat is just a tad sore and I don’t know if that is due to my tonsilstones are sleeping with my mouth open. I also have nerve pain and bone pain but I also have a low vitamin D level. I am so scared,
This sounds like a normal viral infection
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
you don’t think it’s hiv related at all?
No
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am a nurse and it is easy to catch something but I’ve had the lymph node swelling for weeks and I’m thinking it could be Hashimotos?

That is possible. Yes

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
If it was hiv wouldn’t I have a fever with muscle pain and other symptoms?

It could but not this far out usually

and not if you continued the PEP

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No I didn’t continue the pep out only because they said there was no need since I was on PrEP
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I know I have tonsillitis and I have a strange taste in my mouth as well.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
should I be worried?

Hard to be sure

I honestly don't know

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
do my symtoms point out hiv infection? Or not? Because I’m confused now.

No I don't think so

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is it possible to have HIV and only have one symptom?
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