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Does Pep Delay Seroconversion In Hiv

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PEP and IMMUNE BOOSTERS

HAPPY NEW YEAR DOC A quick question, i know that PEP extends waiting period for ELISA test and others for up to 6 months post-exposure, if it is warranted. But if I take a immune booster after my PEP for 3 months, will this delay...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Immune boosters" will not delay HIV seroconversion. They probably won't "boost" your immune system either, but that's another story. Happy Healthy New Year to you Read more »

ARS symproms during/after PEP

Dear Dr. Bob,first of all, thank you for your courageous commitment to helping people find answers... Read more »

RE: PEP long term effects vs. risk

Dr. Henry-Thanks for you answer to my previous question (about long-term PEP side effects). One... Read more »
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HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

...http://hiv.medscape.com . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR 2001;50 (No. RR-11). Nwokolo N., Hawkins D.A. The AIDS Reader 2001 Aug.; 8 (11):402-12. HEPP News Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Issue, Feb. 1999. Available on... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...Introduction --> I'm here today with Dr. Antonio Urbina from St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York, where he is director of HIV education. Dr. Urbina, tell me about the new initiative. We received a grant from the New York State Department... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
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Is beers drinking like PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could it possible that alcohol drinking is like PEP? Could it delay seroconversion to drink beers every night? If so, should HIV+ people drink beers until the virus is dead in their bodies? Maybe I have the cure for HIV? BEERS DRINKING? Thank you... Read more »

PLEASE...I AM DYING...

Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
...I have been to all the sites and discussed my fears but I need to know...HAS ANYONE ON HERE OR A LOVED ONE TESTED HIV POS. AFTER 13 WEEKS? ...here is my story I had an exposure 51/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to Read more »

CoInfection - What's the verdict?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi, I was exposed to blood ~12 weeks ago and have just recieved my "conclusive" negative result. But is it really conclusive in this case, given that I may have potentially been infected with HCV as well? I have heard that coinfection with HCV... Read more »

This is what CDC writes about 6 month!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exposure they mean needle stick or knowned unprotected exposure, when you recieve PEP or what would you do if you have been with a HIV positive. sit at home and wait for 3 or 6 month? No you would go to the doctor to recieve PEP and then you need... Read more »