Hello, I am on holiday in thailand, 2 weeks ago I woke up after being very drunk and there was a condom in my bin, it had a small rip in it and I also had a small abrasion on the head of my penis. I assume I had sex with a thai prostitute. 65 hours later l began a three drug pep course. Last night, approximateley 5 hours after eating Thai food I was sick and had diarehhea, the vomiting stopped after I had expelled all food in my stomach however the diarehhea is continuing some 18 hours later and water is going straight through me, I do not have any other symptoms. Due to sickness and diarehhea I have been unable to take pep for the last 24 hours.
I therefore have 2 questions:
Should I carry on with pep
Is the vomiting and diarehhea likely to be due food poisoning or seroconversion
Thank you for your post and welcome to our forum.
I believe that if you are able to continue PEP, you should carry on. You could take anti-sickness and anti-diarrhoea medication to reduce your symptoms.
The vomiting and diarrhoea are much more likely to be related to the food poisoning. However they could also be side effects of PEP.
Again, thank you for your reply. One final question, I intend to get a HIV duo test done 24 days post exposure, I will still be on pep at this point. The reason being that I have developed a slightly sore throat and roof of mouth and fear it may be because of the break I had in the pep due to the food poisoning. If the test is negative I will of course get further tests but could you let me know whether the results of a duo test at 23 days post exposure and whilst on pep will have any validity?