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I Have Hiv Can I Take Pep

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I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

PEPping Up Your HIV Defenses

Evidence that post-exposure treatment (PEP) with zidovudine is associated with a significant (79%) decrease in the risk of occupational transmission of HIV (usually after a needlestick accident) has propelled many to consider post-sexual exposure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

Research indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made PEP available within 24 hours of sexual exposure; however, it can be... Read more »
Ask the Experts


I'm a lab assistant working in Munich. I had a needle stick accident on 24.3.2010 after taking blood from a HIV pos. patient. Her Viral load was in 15.01.2010 small 20 Copies. I was a bit careless after the needle stick, and just washed and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the physicians. Your HIV-acquisition risk from your occupational exposure is very small, considering the type of exposure and low HIV plasma viral load of the source patient and that you took PEP within five hours. You'll need... Read more »

hiv PEP

when using(after using it) pep does that mean hiv will never have chance to live in your body?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In most cases the answer is yes. This is all dependent on how much virus may have been transmitted, whether the virus already has HIV drug resistance, timing of PEP, type of drugs in the PEP regimen, underlying genetic of the person who was exposed,... Read more »

HIV PEP testing

Hi, i had a serious hiv exposure. I started PEP about 20 hours later. After 2 weeks i got a fever, muscle aches, fatigue and headache. It lasted 4 days. After i finished PEP i got swollen lypmh nodes in my neck and a rash on the back and front of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Do you stand a chance? Absolutely! You don't mention the exact nature of your "serious HIV exposure" or what PEP regimen you took, but the fact you had a negative HIV test at 7-8 weeks is extremely encouraging. The vast majority... Read more »

HIV PEP now a cold..

I slept with a prostitute by accident strange I know but she didnt tell me she was one, only after our condom broke, she didnt ask for money etc. I have started PEP at about 68 hours and will stick too the regim of 2 times a day even down too within...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Whether your sexual partner was a prostitute or not (or whether you paid or not), there could be the potential for HIV exposure.Cold symptoms that start two days after exposure wouldn't be usual at all for HIV infection... Read more »
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HIV, PEP, and irradication. What we'll never know.

Posted by Anonymous
The following is just a theory, or a topic for discussion.

Is it possible for a person to get the HIV virus in their body, but then somehow their body kills off the virus and they stay HIV negative? We'll never really know, because the virus would... Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »

GMan-Please read my post (Help!...HIV or PEP Rash)

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
I see your opinion and expertise are valued in this forum and I would love to have your opinion on my risk level and chances of contracting HIV.

Please read my post below (titled "Help ... HIV or PEP Rash"). Read more »

HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »