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Hiv Window Period If You Are On 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
...Hi,Actually slowing HIV replication doesn't have anything to do with the immune system's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies. This is a completely Read more »

Continue taking HIV PEP?

Hi,8 days ago I had unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex with a local girl in Thailand (not a... Read more »

What is the window period for PEP?

I am taking prescribed Combivir and Kaletra twice a day for 28 days after a risk with a known HIV+... Read more »
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Abstract 397: Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vs. HIV in a Boston Community Health Center

...laboratory testing, mental health counseling, patient education and risk reduction counseling). During the one-year study period beginning September 1997, there were 47 requests for PEP, of which 38 (81%) were recommended to take PEP. Of these... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... 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
...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 when I... Read more »