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Does Pep Affect Test Results

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Antiretroviral treatment and HIV testing

Dear DocI had unprotected sex with a girl and within 72 hours after exposure recieved Antiretrovirals for a month. 3 months after exposure i tested ( rapid test ) which was negative. 6 months after the 1st test i tested again ( blood test ) which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...post-exposure are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able! Your course of PEP would not affect the validity of your nine-month test result.For the benefit of new readers, the guidelines for post-PEP testing recommend HIV-antibody testing at six... Read more »

antibody test and pep

Please will pep taken 10 weeks after possible yexposure affect a negative antibody test results. I... Read more »

PEP? #3

happy easter dr. bob.i am the same guy who wrote "PEP?" and "PEP? follow-up and donation... Read more »
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...I recently forced him to use protection but he still gets upset when I won't be intimate with him without it. I've shown him test results and nurses have spoken to him, but he doesn't understand why he's not infected and why I don't "look sick"... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
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So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...have my 3-month test on Monday, and I'm going out of my mind. I was sexually assaulted on 23rd October, and started taking PEP 15 hours later on 24th October, as although I was aware of one assailant, I had been drinking, and my memory has some... 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 »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why the window period is 6 months for occupational exposures (even those not on PEP) . Does window period have anything to do with mode of transmission ( sexual/ occupational / IV etc ?) Read more »