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Hiv Testing Window And Pep

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Conclusive Evidence Regarding PEP and the Window Period for HIV Testing?

I have read conflicting opinions regarding whether PEP extends the "window period" for HIV antibodies to appear. Is there any conclusive research? It seems reasonable that if PEP slows the replication HIV, it would take the immune system longer to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune system's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies. This is a completely separate process. If you follow the recommended post-PEP HIV testing guidelines, your results will be completely reliable and accurate! It really is just that... Read more »

sex with an hiv+ man, PEP started outside 72 hour window

Dear DR. FrascinoI recently and stupidly had unprotected sex with a man almost 2 weeks ago; it was... Read more »

Testing after PEP

Hello Dr. Bob! Here I am again and very grateful for your great contribution to our society.... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...Viral Load Test: Overview Viral load tests allow physicians to track with greater accuracy than ever before the progression of HIV in the body -- thus helping their HIV-infected patients make choices about appropriate treatment strategies. The... Read more »
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Abstract 397: Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vs. HIV in a Boston Community Health Center

...transmission (N=4); having a known or suspected HIV seronegative partner (N=4); no reported reason (N=3); being outside of the 72 hour window (N=2); and, receiving PEP for occupational exposure elsewhere (N=1). Of note, 17 (~30%) exposures were... Read more »
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hiv has anybody tested poz

Posted by windowperiod, 3 Replies
... after window period Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why the window period is 6 months for occupational exposures (even those not on PEP) . Does window period have anything to do with mode of transmission Read more »

WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...wondering as I sustained a needlestick (no PEP) and am worried about a possible coinfection with HCV slowing the production of HIV antibodies - I tested negative at 12 weeks. Is it probable that even if I was immunocompromised because of this... Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies 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 »