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Tesla - Thanks for Resp to PEP Question.a few more
      #97669 - 05/05/04 07:19 PM

Thanks for your response. My exposure was broken condom with blood present with known HIV+ partner. I commenced PEP at about 24 hours post-exposure and have not missed a dose. Doctor prescribed a strong regimen (includes a PI) due to higher risk.

I'm curious about the testing schedule. I did find a response that Dr. Bob gave that said PEP should not alter the traditional window period...that is start counting weeks from day of exposure. But Dr. Gallant at the Johns Hopkins website said that the window period starts after PEP is over. I don't know which to go with. I guess I'll ask my doctor next week.

Why do you suggest an RNA/PCR at one month post-PEP? Why not a DNA/PCR?

Finally, if the PEP is suppressing the virus to undetectable levels right now, would I be experiencing any of the classic ARS symptoms?

Thanks


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Re: Tesla - Thanks for Resp to PEP Question.a few more new
      #97672 - 05/05/04 07:33 PM

Hi.
I've answered your question in the original thread.

Tesla

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