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PEP/Seroconversion delays ...
      #158955 - 08/22/05 12:27 AM

An answer to a previous post has led me to submit this question. First a little background ...

I had brief (20-30 sec.) unprotected insertive anal sex with someone of unknown status on June 23rd. Within 12 hours I started a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT. I stopped 11 days later (July 4th) due to a bad rash. I was recently retested on August 9th -- the 6 week mark from the day of the encounter -- and received a NEG result!

In a previous post you mentioned that PEP could possibly delay seroconversion. I was confident with my 6 week result -- even the clinic said they've never seen anyone test neg and 6 weeks and poz at 12 weeks. Can I still WOO-HOO! or do you think I tested too early after stopping my PEP regimen.

Any advice?

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Re: PEP/Seroconversion delays ... new
      #158960 - 08/22/05 02:49 AM

From what I read everything is indicating that ur are fine. But the truth is that 6 weeks is not conlcusive, u may be one of those weirdos that tests positive after 3 months. and yeah i think PEP can influence in seroconversion, but still u have nothing to worry. 20 seconds of unprotected i dont think its even enough for precum to be present. Take care.

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      #158971 - 08/22/05 11:49 AM

You were only on the medication for 11 days and the window begins when your PEP treatment ended. So, test at 15 weeks and it will be conclusive. I say a negative ELISA anytime after 4 weeks is already a great sign.

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