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Non-detectable viral load means no PEP?

Doctor,I had sex with a prostitute and condom broke. Anxious, I took the girl to a hospital and got her tested with both antibody and PCR, both of which came back negative. I was still concerned that she may be in her window period, so I asked for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Anxious Guy,Do I think you should get PEP? Nope. Absolutely not. I completely agree with the advice you received from the hospital physician. PEP is not warranted.Dr. Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here... Read more »

HIV transmission from a "Bottom" to a "Top"

Hi! Im not sure how to ask this so I'll just start from the beginning. I had sex with someone on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status ART can also make it very unlikely that you will pass HIV infection to your partner. If you maintain an undetectable viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ), chances are good that you won't pass your HIV infection to your partner. However, there... Read more »
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Should I do PEP? I can't seem to get my doctor!!!

Posted by sd92103, 1 Reply semen was ever exchanged. Then, the next morning, I find out that he is HIV positive. He claims he is healthy with a 0 viral load, and a high t-cell count, but so... what does all that mean to me, the person who could have just exposed... Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. Read more »

hiv from dipping? help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...perhaps on the very inside and so i dont know if precum came in contact or not. the guy is neg from november, but not since so his viral load would be higher if he was recently infected. i am freaking out a bit. i did hear from some of you,... Read more »
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