Getting A Prescription For Post Exposure Prophylaxis
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey Tulsa Guy,Your nearby "hopspital" has no clue what PEP is??? YIKES! That's shocking even for a square red state in the middle of the country!I doubt an HIV-knowledgeable physician would recommend a course of PEP for the type of... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillCombivir can be tough. Truvada may be a better option. Both are best when taken with a third agent. If Combivir is all you can get, anti-nausea meds may help a bit but won't help your other symptoms. Talk to your doctor to see if the exposure... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESPEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis works by preventing viral replication. Productive viral replication results in the insertion of the HIV chromosome into our genes-- hence it becomes part of our cell's own chromosomes and can be very... Read more »
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Posted by MF2010Hi 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 my partner was HIV infected.
Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »
Posted by Timmy, 1 ReplyGot tested 93,94 and 108 days by CMIA test - it came non reactive and also HIV RNA test at 108 days which was undetectable but I am again worried now after exhaustion, appetite loss , continuos sore throat and swollen lymph. And testing guidelines... Read more »
Posted by mike_7801Hi ,
I had 4, 6, 8, & 10th week -ve results.. so i wanted to have a 3 month test.
i went to get tested on monday ie 11th june ( 87 days post exposure ).
I gave my blood in the morning around 8:45 am.. and the Lab guy told me that i can check my... Read more »
Posted by 908320498, 10 RepliesHi guys,
Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.
Please help me.
45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »
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