Do Pep Drugs Delay The Body In Producing Antibodies

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I took PEP way to late

hi dr bob I had a exposure about 7.5 weeks back like a weirdo I went and got pep at 6 weeks and took 1 pill my question is when I test at 13 weeks will that 1 dose of pep delay my conclusive result or can I WooHoo at my 13 week result if its...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since the exposure.Your single dose of antiretrovirals at six weeks will not affect the accuracy or validity of your 13-week HIV-antibody test.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Post Pep Testing @ 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,I am fully aware that post PEP HIV antibody testing should be carried out at 6,12 and 24... Read more »

PEP and HIV Test Accuracy

Hello Dr. Frascino.First, thank you for all the time you take to answer all of our questions. ... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...exposure and seroconversion) Technical errors HIV-2 (for tests designed to detect only HIV-1) Other rare possibilities: Delayed antibody synthesis in infants and persons receiving post-exposure prophylaxis or with concurrent acute... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...through the anxiety of one test at eight weeks, another at three months and a third at six months? What if having hepatitis C delayed HIV antibodies from presenting past the window period? Would I need to keep testing after 12 months? Is it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...getting extra doses of Hepatitis A vaccine is not harmful. What should be done if the last dose of Hepatitis A vaccine is delayed? The second or last dose should be given by a health professional as soon as possible. The first dose does... Read more »
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PEP & Symptoms

Posted by scared83
...Anon One told me that PEPdelays the detection of antibodies in the blood and that I should get tested at 4 months. My question is, does it delay symptoms as Read more »

To The Person that took PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 production because the reason to take PEP is to kill all the Virus so they not will multiplicate in the... Read more »

oral sex and PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and now 2 days i get diarrha. i know that it is low risk. but these signs what mean? can i ask you a question. Does PEP will delay the signs of infected HIV+? A doctor in my country said that it can be delay. But another said if was infected the... Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies on these: 1) How likely is that the first symptoms of ARS would appear so fast (1 week) given that the PEP is supposed to delay the symptoms? Amongst these symptoms, how likely is that Thrush appeared so quickly? 2) If it was ARS at 1 week,... Read more »
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