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Negative 3 Months Post PEP

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Negative rapid test 5 and a half months post exposure

Hi Doctor,I need your help regarding testing after pep. I was put on combivir for 30 days following an exposure to an hiv positive persons blood on intact skin when I provided an assault victim first aid. The concerns where that in the time before...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The six month HIV test will be conclusive. There should not be any interference by HCV in HIV antibody production by this time point. Your exposure does not sound risky at all and may not have even warranted PEP.DW... Read more »

5 months post PEP & HIV tests

Hi Doc Richard,Hope you are well and thanks to you all for this helpful forum. I'm only 8 days away from my six months mark post exposure (5 months post PEP). My last HIV test was done four and half months post exposure and they told me that i...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,You do not need a six-month test. 90 days is sufficient. If someone were to be experiencing an acute Hepatitis C infection then it *could* take up to six-months for the body to produce enough antibodies that can be detected by a test.Unless... Read more »


Hi Dr Bob;You may recall me, im the guy from the UK who had the first time gay sauna experience where I was the insertive condom breaker who took pep 36 hours later. Well I've just had the 3 month from exposure test and IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Excellent news! You definitely can breath a sigh of relief! The odds are now astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from your sauna shenanigans! Thanks for the update and thanks for your thanks! Your kind comments are warmly... Read more »

one month post pep.

Hello Dr Bob,First of all thank you for replying to my last post . I am still in Brazil. I went to hospital after writing to you. After waiting for a long, long time I was met...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's unfortunate the emergency room physician you saw was so incompetent. The 72-hour window for commencing PEP is widely accepted. Considering your terrifying experience, most HIV specialists would have recommended a course of PEP. Also,... Read more »
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So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I'm just hoping for some advice and support, as I have my 3-month test on Monday, and I'm going out of my mind.

I was sexually assaulted on 23rd October, and started taking PEP 15 hours later on 24th October, as although I was aware of one... Read more »


Posted by unsure123unsure, 1 Reply
I was recently raped and I have a question about testing. I was placed on pep at 58 hours and completed it. I was told to test 4-6 weeks after finishing pep and then at three months post pep. I went for my first post pep test at 45 days after... Read more »

Negative at 2months, still worried

Posted by Ham1973, 2 Replies
2 months ago, I had a solid needlestick while operating on a HIV positve patient who wasn't even aware of her status. I started PEP within 50min and completed the 28days. I tested negative to antibody tests at 6wks and another now over 8 wks but I'm... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
Hi all,

I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »