How soon to start medical attention
Aug 1, 2009
Hi Doc, Hope you don't consider this a worried well question. I was exposed 4 days ago, and so am past the PEP window. He wore a condom but removed it before finishing. Is there any advantage to seeing my doctor durring ARS if it developes in a week or two? Will he just wait for a positive antibody test? Do doctors still wait until a "set point" is reached in viral load? I have read that restiance testing should be done before any treatment, how soon should that be done. Will wild virus overtake any resistant virus present in the early stages of infection? Thanks.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, there is at least some theoretical evidence to suggest that intervention during the acute retroviral syndrome could decrease immune activation and ultimately preserve immune function.
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