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PEP and accuracy of HIV testing

Hi Doctor Frascino,I've had unprotected anal and oral sex with the same guy for about 1.5 months. He ejaculated multiple times in my anus. On the 28th day post last exposure, I tested negative for the ELISA and Rapid tests. Also on that day, I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I do not understand why you were given PEP a full 28 days after your last potential exposure. PEP is not felt to be beneficial if begun more than 72 hours after an HIV Read more »

PEP and HIV Test Accuracy

Hello Dr. Frascino.First, thank you for all the time you take to answer all of our questions. ... Read more »

Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Hi there Dr. Frascino, I understand you must have tons of questions to answer so I'll try to be as... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

...December 2006, 446 patients sought PEP. Ninety-one patients had occupational exposure. Of these 51 were males, and 72 accepted HIV testing. HIV was detected in 48 of 52 source patients; median exposure-PEP time was three hours (range: 0.3-96... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rape Survivors Should Be Given Access to PEP to Prevent HIV Transmission, Opinion Piece Says

...suspect to be tested for HIV under court order would seem to be useful for the survivor's health and peace of mind," mandatory "HIV testing doesn't get rape survivors access to what they need most": post-exposure prophylaxis, Regan Hofmann,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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Exposure to HIV .PLEASE HLEP ME !!!!!

Posted by teoqn2
...Dear doctors,please help me ,few days a go ,i went to a HIV Testing Centre to test for HIV, the result is negative but before i was taken blood , there are two spouses were HIV ,also come to this centre to check their Read more »

question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...negative, now will any of these test pick up these other weird strains or subtypes of hiv or do i have to ask for an specific hiv test that will pick these up, i just wanna make sure i can officially rule out hiv as my problem even though my... Read more »

PEP

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 »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why the window period is 6 months for occupational exposures (even those not on PEP) . Does window period have anything to do with mode of transmission ( sexual/ occupational / IV etc ?) Read more »