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Do The Drugs Used For Pep Effect Antibody Test Results

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PEP? #3

happy easter dr. bob.i am the same guy who wrote "PEP?" and "PEP? follow-up and donation confirmation". i have started taking the PEP (combivir & stoctrin) and its already taking it's toll on me... i am feeeling terrible.. i feel like i have to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood test is required for confirmation because OraQuick tests do pick up some false-positive results. As for finding out the test results, both you and she should ask for a written copy of your test result from the doctor or clinic. You can then... Read more »

POst PEP Antibody Test And Acute Symtoms

Hello Dr. Bob,I had and exposure and was put on Truvada and Isenress 96 hours after exposure for 2... Read more »

PEP / Combivir Side Effects

Hi Dr. Bob!This is the last you'll hear from "Such an Idiot" before I come back in three months and... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...individuals seroconvert by 12 weeks. However, in rare cases, antibodies may not be detected for months. Key Point Antibody test results that are initially negative should be followed up with HIV antibody testing at 3 months to... Read more »
Project Inform

Talking to Your Doctor About nPEP

... Conduct assessment of source if known (HIV status, CD4+ cell count, medication and viral load history including resistance test results). Gather information about patient's medical history, including current medications, allergies, alcohol and... Read more »
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 »
AIDS Survival Project

What You Should Know About . . . PEP! (The "Morning After" Pill)

... If partner's current HIV status is un known: HIV risk behaviors of partner (e.g. injection drug use) Prior HIV antibody test results Perform partner HIV testing and stop PEP if partner is not infected If partner is known to be HIV... Read more »
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PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD AND TEST "THE REAL QUESTION"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...NEGATIVE RESULT LET'S PRUNE THE TRANQUILITY TO GIVE, TO THIS WHICH SPENDING (PASSING) THIS DISTRESS?????? And ANOTHER QUESTION PEP DOES NOT AFFECT THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE APPEARANCE OF ANTIBODIES?? NER THE FEAR OF HAVING... Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 within 18 h of exposure). Was kind of relieved but then started to develop what I... Read more »

Experts: Two Part Question

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...1. Does taking PEP mask antibodies from showing up on a bloodtest and/or delay the production of antibodies? (I know it effects a PCR test i.e. masking antigens). 2. I know 3 months is the benchmark, but I've read several posts around these... Read more »