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Effectiveness Of Pep After 16 Hours After Exposure

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How effective is PEP started 60 hours after exposure?

I had bareback sex with a man who I found out was HIV positive, but he said he had a low viral load and high counts of CD-4. I don't know whether to trust this though. I put off getting PEP because I was too scared I'd be judged by my family and the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications that you're taking aren't working. Indeed, many persons who take HIV meds (including those who are taking them for PEP) don't experience serious side effects.I hope things turn out well for you. Be safe out there.BY Read more »

Potential Exposure 8 Hours Ago - PEP??

Dear Doctors, I'm rather worried about a potential HIV exposure that occurred roughly 8 hours... Read more »

Need help! Freaked out after potential exposure....started PEP btw 48 - 50hrs

I committed the stupidest act of my life! I'm a male and out of curiosity, I had sex with a female... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...Visibly bloody fluid 13% Concentrated HIV 2.3% Unknown 13% Other (saliva, emesis, tissue, sputum) 8.6% The median time from exposure to receipt of treatment was 9.9 hours (range 0 - 343 hrs) and consisted of a panoply of combinations too... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

...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 to HIV- infected blood, semen and... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...Hi all, I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month. My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
...but i feel as though this was certainly a high risk situation... Am I overreacting? Should I go and start taking the post exposure prophylactic medication? While I know I need to be tested, it has been 26 hours since the exposure. Is there an... Read more »

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? Read more »