Why PEP could not save you Dr Bob
Mar 16, 2004
I am very sorrow to learn that you, a good doctor who give many generous supports to fight HIV, hot seroconverted in an accident.
But why PEP could not save you?
Response from Dr. Frascino
My hollow-bore needlestick and laceration occurred in January 1991. We didn't know too much about PEP way back then. I did take AZT immediately after the incident, but since the patient I was performing the procedure on was in the advanced-stages of the disease and had taken AZT himself for quite some time, there was probably a good chance his strain of virus was resistant to that drug.
Please don't feel bad about my situation. My life has been and continues to be a great joy. If I die tomorrow, I'll be able to say I've had a wonderful life while here on earth. If I don't die tomorrow, there are still many things on my "to do" list to experience, accomplish, and enjoy. I consider myself one very lucky guy.
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