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Living with HIV
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
At times, an impressive inflammatory reaction may develop in the 8 to 12 hours following the initiation of treatment for syphilis. In its mild form, it presents with fever, headaches and muscular aches and pains. In severe cases it may be accompanied by rapid breathing and a dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension). It is generally not necessary to interupt therapy as the reaction typically only persists for several hours. Management of such a treatment complication includes rest and medications to control uncomfortable symptoms such as fever and pain (aspirin or acetaminophen).
Your physician will assist you in determining the appropriate treatment approach for you.