|Will 4 days of pep effect my HIV test
Mar 28, 2014
Hello doctor, this the 4th time asking a question in your web site and I was never answered. I am very much worried as here we don't have any hiv experts.
On 23rd Jan 2014 had unprotected sex with a lady, started PEP (zidovudine 300) within 40 hours of exposure but stopped after 4 days as it had severe side effects on me. On 10th mar 2014 had HIV MEIA test for my partner and it came NON REACTIVE. Again on 26th Mar 2014(at 62 days) I myself had HIV MEIA test and it came NON REACTIVE too. I would definitely like to test on 90 days. My question is that will 4 days of pep effect my HIV test results on 90 days. Regards Dave
Response from Dr. Young
PEP does not alter the accuracy or timing of HIV testing.
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