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Could Pep Drugs Delay The Symptoms Of Ars

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pep and delayed ars symptoms

I had an incident where I was with a guy (of unknown status), and there was no actual physical penetration. However, he was rubbed his penis against my anus for less than a minute. At first, my male sexual partner and I were just masturbating each...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree that it seems unlikely that the illness you had was ARS. If PEP did not work you would have had productive infection and symptoms right away. That you improved with an antibiotic further supports this. I would continue with the plan and... Read more »

PEP effect on ARS

Dr. Bob - First, thank you so much for just being there to answer these questions. I had a high... Read more »
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ARS symptoms vs. delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is for all of those people who became very ill (flu-like symptoms, rash diahrea, etc)and believed those symptoms to be ARS related do to whatever type of sexual encounter...I being one of them. I found some information to back up my... Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Been reading your posts for the past month, really helpful.

So here is my case: I had a pretty high risk exposure (condom slippage during sex with female prostitute).
The next day I went to the ER and got a PEP prescription (Combivir, I started... Read more »

I had all the symptoms of ARS

Posted by manifestingneg, 1 Reply
After a drunken exposure in Thailand with a Thai girl, where the condom slipped, I started PEP at 56 hours. I took it for 1 week and stopped due to side effects. I had extreme fatigue begin on day 10 post exposure. I was now back home in the... Read more »

PEP & Symptoms

Posted by scared83
Anon One told me that PEP delays the detection of antibodies in the blood and that I should get tested at 4 months. My question is, does it delay symptoms as well? Will I normally have symptoms 4-6 weeks (or whatever the avg is) after exposure or... Read more »