|PEP treatment + HIV test
Feb 28, 2013
Hi Professor Young, this is my second message, thank you very much for your first answer. I told you I took a risk about 18 days from today and that I immediately went to a hospital where they gave me a PEP treatment (Combid 300mg lamivudine zidovudine 2 times a day + Stocrin 600mg efavirenz once a day) since then I have my joints paining and I feel very tired, you told me it was normal side effects of the treatment. I went to see a Doctor here in Singapore and he made me do a blood test, for HIV, turned out negative today. the only thing is it was only 9/10 days after the exposure. the results were ready in a week or so. can you please tell me if I can rely on those results? he told me i have to do a second test after 1 month post-exposure. he also told me to continu the PEP treatment. thank you very much regards,
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi Quentin and thanks for posting.
After any HIV exposure, it's recommended to have HIV antibody testing at baseline, 1 and 3 months.
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