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Can PEP Treatments Interfere With HIV Antibody Tests

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antibodies to HIV ?? With PEP... Please anwser... Thanks! MR,B

Dear Dr.Bob, Please help me understand my risk and if the Pep meds are any good. OK! I was curious about anal sex. I met a man, long story shot. He put condom on and put his penus in between my butt cheeks around my anus. I did not feel it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Yes, lamivudine plus zidovudine is a recommended two-drug PEP regimen (although it's not my personal favorite).2. Most likely no.3.The AZT component (zidovudine) can be associated with fatigue, Read more »

would p24 antigen be positive after 10 weeks after exposure considering I took PEP for 28 days?

I took PEP after 100 hours of exposure for 28 days. 6 weeks after my PEP course finished and which... Read more »

antibody test and pep

Please will pep taken 10 weeks after possible yexposure affect a negative antibody test results. I... Read more »
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...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
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WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...wondering as I sustained a needlestick (no PEP) and am worried about a possible coinfection with HCV slowing the production of HIV antibodies - I tested negative at 12 weeks. Is it probable that even if I was immunocompromised because of this... Read more »

Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »

What do you think of this inf?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
A small number of people - probably one in a hundred of those who become infected - take more than two to three months to form antibodies, but it is highly unusual to take more than six months to form antibodies. would you think its nessarcery to... Read more »