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Re: Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?
      08/10/05 11:06 PM

I'd like to answer the most important quiestion first. your rash could have easily been from the meds you were taking. It is very common, and I've seen alot of people need to stop them for a ton of reasons. and they still tested negaive (my husband being one of them actually).

But you physician was right by telling you that the ER would not constitute this situation where PEP should be mandated. (of course in your head, and in your fear.....if theres somthing to try and prevent it, why shouldn't you be allowed to get it). but from your description of the situation even to us, it was an unprotected encounter, consensuil, yes fearful, because of the unknown, but none the less, unprotected....and consentual. This is what you are showing the doctor every time you have an "accident". If you keep playing with fire....you know the rest.
you can't take a partner of unknown status willingly with no concom and expect that these drugs will PREVENT you from getting hiv. because it just wont. it 'HELPS to TRY and not keep you from converting, but its not something that is definitly going to kill any hiv that gets near your bloodstream.
If you keep putting yourself in harms way, and take these meds all the time, they too, will not work at all...even if you do catch hiv. you may use up possibilities in the future for yourself if you continue to feel that you should take them when you have allowed yourself to be put at risk. What you should take with you even before then is a condom, a couple if you have to, if the first one breaks. then...you dont have to go and ask your doctor for PEP.

good luck
love and prayers to you
debbie

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* Help ... HIV or PEP Rash? GDog 08/10/05 10:35 PM
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