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Reged: 04/10/11
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Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Re: needle stick pep meds
      04/28/11 08:27 PM

Hi justagirl72!

Firstly, I don't think that changing your meds after a week would have had any impact on your status. Starting at 4 hours post exposure puts you in a VERY strong position.

PEP has a really good track record in preventing transmission. As far as I understand it, the theory is that the drugs kill of the virus before it can settle in some of the reservoirs it infects. That means your chances are pretty good of having fought off infection.

I'm not entirely sure where the year-after testing business comes into play but standard practice is to get a preliminary test at 6 weeks post PEP and if that's negative, another test at 3 months post PEP. That should be considered conclusive as far as I'm aware.

I have a feeling you're going to be fine and I'll keep you in my thoughts. Please let us know how things work out for you!

Lots of love

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* needle stick pep meds justagirl72 04/28/11 06:47 PM
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. * Re: needle stick pep meds justagirl72   04/28/11 09:05 PM
. * Re: needle stick pep meds Nocturnity   04/29/11 05:45 AM
. * Re: needle stick pep meds justagirl72   04/29/11 06:30 PM
. * Re: needle stick pep meds kicker   04/28/11 10:01 PM
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