Could Pep Delay The Time Of Seroconversion

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RE: PEP long term effects vs. risk

Dr. Henry-Thanks for you answer to my previous question (about long-term PEP side effects). One extra question about PEP - would it affect the time it takes a body to seroconvert? Basically, is my testing window affected by the drugs, or is it the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though not well worked out it seems likely that PEP could delaytime to seroconversion modestly in persons in whom HIV transmission still occurred despite PEP so careful follow-up out to 6+ months Read more »

DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

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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 »
Brown Medical School

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

...3-drug PEP whenever PEP in indicated. Table 2: Information for Occupational Exposure Report 2 Date and time of exposure. Details of where and how exposure occurred, including the procedure being performed at time of... 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 »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether... Read more »
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CoInfection - What's the verdict?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...believe? If it does not affect seroconversion, why not? Surely the immune system is fighting off 2 serious infections at the same time and this will slow down to production of detectable antibodies right? Or wrong? You can see why I'm... Read more »

This is what CDC writes about 6 month!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PEP and then you need to wait 6 months for a accurrate result. This is what they mean with 6 month and possible exposure! only time to wait 6 months is needle sticks and PEP! Read more »

To The Person that took PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test. Please Note that I dont want to Scare you now. In Sweden we have 6 months for those that recieve PEP and this is the only time we have 6 months. The reason for that is that you can speculate if this PEP treatment delay the antibody... Read more »

oral sex and PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...late, 9 days after the bad day. tomorow i will go to test. i am very stressful and scared when thinking about the result. sometimes there are blemishs inside my mouth and now 2 days i get diarrha. i know that it is low risk. but these signs what... Read more »
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