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I just started my PEP today
Sep 1, 2013

Hi Doctor, i had protected anal sex with an HIV + person but unprotected oral ... after that the guy told me he is +ve ... i went to the hospital and they put me on PEP ... since i just took the pills 5 hours ago i don't think the symptoms will start now ... my question is is a p24 antigen valid during the PEP would it give any valid indications about the HIV status ? or does the PEP affect it?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Regardless of what HIV testing is conducted during PEP administration, you will need follow up testing after PEP has been discontinued.



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