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Hiv Pep Long Term

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Long Term PEP Side Effects

Dear Dr Bob,On 3 January I had oral (insertive and receptive) and anal (insertive) sex with a male prostitute. It was all protected except for the oral which involved ejaculation into my mouth.60 hours later I went to my local GUM clinic to explain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding your adventures with your rent-a-guy, I agree your HIV-acquisition risk was very low, assuming the latex condoms were used properly and did not fail (break). PEP, although "considered," is often deferred in this type of... Read more »

Re: Long Term PEP Side Effects + Donation

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question in such great detail. I think its incredible what you do and I have made a donation to your foundation out of sheer respect.If its ok, I just wanted to clarify some of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. PEP today is very different than PEP in 1988. Truvada, for instance, wasn't FDA approved until 2004! HIV-negative PEP takers are not routinely followed for extended periods of time.2. If an experimental drug significantly damaged healthy... Read more »

what is the effect of long term use of PEPS?

I am Hiv Negative and my boyfriend is positive.since meeting my boyfriend 5 months ago ( june 2009) the condom has broken every month (at least 3 out of 4 times) that we use condoms despite following instructions on proper use of condoms and using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The condom has broken every month and you've been on PEP nearly continuously???? WHAT??? Have you checked the expiration date on those condoms? Did you buy them during the Reagan era? Condoms very rarely fail (break) when used properly. That... 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 extra question about PEP - would it affect the time it takes a body to seroconvert? Basically, is my testing window affected by the drugs, or is it the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though not well worked out it seems likely that PEP could delay time to seroconversion modestly in persons in whom HIV transmission still occurred despite PEP so careful follow-up out to 6+ months is recommended. KH... Read more »
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Long Term Survival - a new beginning

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have been poz for 16 years now (since 19yo... now age 35), and am truly amazed that there isn't much being said about what we're to do with our lives once told (as I was just yesterday by my Dr)"you should prepare for a normal lifespan". This... Read more »

HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »

Calarification of risk and if I should seek PEP?

Posted by Xdx, 4 Replies

Yesterday 6 - 10 - 12 I went to a gay sauna from the first time as I have always wondered about my sexuality but have never benn able to be in a situation where it was able to get clear answers if ot was not me and after the events I will.... Read more »

needle stick pep meds

Posted by justagirl72, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm a new nurse (1yr)..on March 17th (not so lucky) I was stuck on my left index finger by an insulin needle while injecting a known HIV+ /HCV drug user pt unknown CD4 or load ct. although he seemed very wasted. I avoided using his abdomen... Read more »