Could Pep Drugs Delay The Symptoms Of Ars

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Will PEP delay ELISA

Dr. Bob,Hope you answer this because I am really tired of the sleepness nights. I was stuck with a needle from an unkn. source patient so my workmans comp. Doc put me on PEP (Retrovir, Epivir & Crixivan), which I took for 2 weeks. It's been over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A full course of PEP is 28 days, not two weeks. Anyone who has sustained an occupational exposure significant enough to warrant PEP should follow Read more »

ARS symproms during/after PEP

Dear Dr. Bob,first of all, thank you for your courageous commitment to helping people find answers... Read more »

DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific... Read more »
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...likelihood of transmission. So give the standard first dose and then you can think later and tweak it later. But if you wait, if you delay the initiation of PEP, it can result in transmission. Can you update this information any time you want,... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line Read more »
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Nevirapine (Viramune)

...It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI).... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure prophylaxis" or PEP. You would take two or three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but... Read more »
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