|Symptoms post PEP
Dec 23, 2007
I had a potential exposure to HIV at the end of September. I started PEP at 12 hrs post exposure. PCR-quantitative was negative, as well as HIV antigen test at 30 days post exposure. On 12/22 I spiked a fever of 101.1F, with no other symptoms. Should I be concerned that I am developing acute HIV infection syndrome?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
No, I would not immediately jump to that very unlikely conclusion.
I would suggest you follow the recommended guidelines for post-nPEP HIV screening. These guidelines, which can be downloaded at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5402a1.htm, recommend following a course of nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) with HIV-antibody testing at three and six months from the time of the HIV exposure. The guidelines do not recommend PCR quantitative tests or HIV-antigen testing.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.