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Do I Need To Take Pep

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Weirdo Burned with Cigarette then licked it - PLEASE HELP ME!! DO I NEED PEP?

Hi Dr. Bob, I was out with friends one night when some guy burned me with a cigarette. I yelped and told him he did that and as I was looking at it, he took my arm and licked it and the fresh burn. I was horrified and asked why he would do something...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Is this a way to transmit HIV?" Nope!"Do I need PEP?" Nope!"I am very scared and have anxiety issues." Yep!Ratchet down the anxiety level a few hundred notches. Saliva that does Read more »

Do I Need PEP - Only 12 Hours To Go !!!

Hi Doc,Just a yes or no - Do I need PEP?Exposure - a 45 minute long blowjob from a hooker (very... Read more »

OMG, My Dr says I need PEP, please help?

Hi Dr Bob I had gone through your forum before seeing my doctor and now I don't know what to... Read more »
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The Body

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

...received a grant from the New York State Department of Health to educate every provider in the state on post-exposure prophylaxis [PEP]; this includes how to diagnose acute HIV infection and HIV testing. We had this challenge, and we thought of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after 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

... Research indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made Read more »
Project Inform

Talking to Your Doctor About nPEP

... Introduction A Few Points to Consider Discussion Points and Comments Choosing an nPEP Regimen Suggested Schedule for nPEP Recommended Lab Evaluation for nPEP of HIV Infection nPEP Resource List Footnotes Read more »
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Major anxiety - do I need PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, I had unprotected sex at the end of January, and tested negative at 13 weeks. I am seeing a psychiatrist to address my anxiety and depression that has arose because of this issue. Also, I have developed a deep fear of contracting HIV.... 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 »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP, MY TEST IS COST (BEEN WORTH) TO CALM DOWN OR NOT? And THAT PERCENTAGE IS TO RELATION ALONE WITH TO POSITIVE WOMAN... Read more »

pep talk please? need courage to get 3-month test

Posted by question_mark, 1 Reply
I need to have my three month test done. Actually, my three month 2 & 1/2 week test, because I've been procrastinating. My last possible exposure would have been 8/19. I didn't think of it as being a "possible exposure" at the time. I gave... Read more »