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PEP Delays Acute Hiv Infection

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sex with an hiv+ man, PEP started outside 72 hour window

Dear DR. FrascinoI recently and stupidly had unprotected sex with a man almost 2 weeks ago; it was rather brief n mild, I was insertive, I used a lot lube, I did ejaculate, and I don't recall any blood on my penis after washing up. 4 days after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was anything but a wise decision and does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV.I disagree with the decision to recommend PEP four days after an exposure, based on what we know about HIV pathogenesis. I would advise you discontinue PEP.HIV... Read more »

DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific... Read more »

Re: Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection

Hey Doc, I looked into the PCR testing you recommended and it is too expensive for me...I am a... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...Department of Health to educate every provider in the state on post-exposure prophylaxis [PEP]; this includes how to diagnose acute HIV infection and HIV testing. We had this challenge, and we thought of using widget technology as an efficient... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Congenital or drug-induced hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia Insufficient host antibody response (i.e., advanced HIV disease) Unavailability of antibodies due to the formation of antigen-antibody complexes Reduced sensitivity... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

...considered to pose a significant risk of HIV transmission. 2 The rationale behind PEP is that it appears to stop cellular HIV infection before the virus becomes established in cells. In order for PEP to be effective, then, it must be... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

possible Acute HIV Infection symptoms?

Posted by humblonian, 1 Reply
A few months back I fell ill with symptoms such as lightheadedness, stiff neck, and mild headaches. The symptoms struck a few days, to a week after having unprotected sex. The symptoms would go away, and come back just about every other day for a... Read more »

elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
...person who has an illness that is compatible with an acute retroviral syndrome, regardless of the interval since exposure. When HIV infection is identified, the person should be referred to a specialist knowledgeable in the area of HIV treatment... Read more »

Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
...cases with windows >6 months have been reported (Am J Med 1997;102:117). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time to seroconversion. Seroconversion: Some patients serorevert in... Read more »