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Does Pep Effect The Hiv Window Period

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Slightly Different PEP Window Period Question (Will Donate!) (PEP AND THE HIV SEROCONVERSION WINDOW PERIOD, 2011)

Dear Dr. Bob, kudos to you and the great service you provide. Being in the midst of a labyrinthine and hellish psychological trap, here's hoping you can shed some light on a question regarding PEP and window periods. The recommendation for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Concerns about PEP extending the HIV seroconversion window are blown way out of proportion. There is no sound scientific evidence that I am aware of that proves (or even suggests) that PEP actually increases the HIV seroconversion window! The... Read more »

Does PEP affect the antibody window period?

Hi!If you had an occupational exposure to HIV and took PEP would this affect your confidence in a... Read more »

Window period and PEP

Thank you Dr. Frascino for answering my previous question regarding my first (and last) unprotected... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unexpected Effects of PEP in Amsterdam

SIV (simian immunodefiency virus) is related to HIV, and in susceptible monkeys SIV causes an AIDS-like condition. Experiments with monkeys have found that giving them anti-SIV drugs shortly after they are exposed to SIV greatly reduces their risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pregnancy as a Window of Opportunity for HIV Prevention: Effects of an HIV Intervention Delivered Within Prenatal Care

The study team set out to determine if "an HIV prevention program bundled with group prenatal care reduced sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence, repeat pregnancy, sexual risk behavior and psychosocial risks." At two prenatal clinics, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now? There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure... Read more »
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PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now... Read more »

Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if the use of an anti biotic medicine will affect the window period after a possible exposure to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed up the process of your body to generate anti bodies... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
REGARDS BROTHERS, I HAVE HEARD THAT THE TREATMENT ANTIVIRAL WITH WHEN IT (IS) IS USED TO ANTICIPATE(ADVANCE) YOU (THERE (PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP,... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »