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Question

Should I have eaten when taking PEP?

I didn’t take Emtricitabin/Tenofovir and Isentress with food for the first 11 days of PEP after exposure to HIV. Am I in big trouble or is it not that important? I would normally eat around an hour after taking the medication and wasn’t aware I needed to actually have a meal with it. Now I’m terrified it won’t have worked.

Answer

Hi, how are you?

You do not need to eat with this PEP regimen. You can take this course of PEP with or without food. Food will not change how effective this treatment is.

Josh.

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