Can PEP Treatment Effect The Antibody Tests Used For HIV

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Whats after PEP?

I was exposed to HIV through semen on my mouth sore and i was on PEP treatment for a month (was taking combivir twice a day). Now i am done with it and was wondering what am i suppose to do next? Also, what are my chances of getting HIV positive...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...test (and hepatitis antibody testing) at 1 and 3 months after the exposure. Also, since PEP can rarely be associated with side effects or toxicity, symptom-based or general laboratory monitoring is reasonable. Oral transmission of HIV is very... Read more »

would p24 antigen be positive after 10 weeks after exposure considering I took PEP for 28 days?

I took PEP after 100 hours of exposure for 28 days. 6 weeks after my PEP course finished and which... Read more »

POst PEP Antibody Test And Acute Symtoms

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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...there's no potential for HIV exposure. The worst thing to do is if a person was in acute HIV infection and you just tested for antibodies, but they were highly infectious and you told the exposed person to stop PEP. Now, the PEP regimens can be... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now when I stop taking... Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or being under treatment like chemotherapy." I underwent a 28 day PEP treatment following a high-risk exposure. ... Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that Thrush appeared so quickly? 2) If it was ARS at 1 week, and even though I was under PEP, shouldn't I start developping antibodies at the most after four weeks and they would have been detected by the Elisa test? 3) Can ARS last for 5... Read more »
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