Are Pep Treatments Effective If Given Within Enough Time

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PEP meds timing slip-up ... help! (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,I asked this question a few days ago, but didn't get a response, maybe cos I go the day wrong (d'oh) ... I've been wracking my brain since this happened. I'd be tremendously grateful if you could give me some advice!After a relatively...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effects are . . . ." The prescribing physician (hopefully an HIV specialist) should have explained potential side effects at the time the medications were recommended. I can't specifically answer this question, because side effects are different... Read more »

Effect of irregular pep treatment intake times

Hi dr. ,am on pep treatment after i got exposed to a hiv infected partner-condom burst! I am taking... Read more »

Are repeated PEP regimens effective over time?

I've been unfortunate enough to have been the receiver of deep anal unprotected sex from 3 HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...person became infected with HIV. Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? HIV exposure at work is usually a one-time accident. Other HIV exposures may be due to unsafe behaviors that can occur many times. Some people think that PEP... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...information is vital and that there are gaps in that a lot of physicians either have been outside of their medical training for a long time, or don't really understand what PEP is, how to give it, or that time is of the essence in giving PEP. ... 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

...cases, the source was a member of a high-risk group. Receptive anal intercourse was involved in 63 percent of cases. The median time to treatment initiation was 11.0 hours (range: 0.5-60.0), and in 95 percent of cases PEP was administered within... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...However, some experts question how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body... Read more »
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Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Read more »

PEP needs to be easier to get around the world

Posted by ohcrud, 1 Reply
...I see New York and San Francisco have easy to get programs for PEP, but no where else is it real easy to get. With the medical proof I have read. Yep, lots of reading in the past 48 hours, it Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or being under treatment like chemotherapy." I underwent a 28 day PEP treatment following a high-risk exposure. ... Read more »