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I live in Durban(Sub-saharan Africa) and been exposed to hiv in the late night party for unprocted sex 2 days ago.1. Is it right for my docter to prescribe Truvanda alone with no Kaletra?2.Is taking pep after 36 hours put me on huge risks?3. Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.1. Truvada is a combination of two antiretrovirals (Emtriva and Viread). Two-drug regimens can be used for PEP.2. PEP works best when begun as soon as possible after exposure. If more than 72 hours have lapsed since the time of exposure, PEP... Read more »

NB!! PEP Prescription incorrect

The Dr gave me pills and said that I should drink one a day and after doing my research I found... Read more »

Trizivir as PEP regime--think I was given an ineffective prescription! PLEASE HELP ME!

I went on PEP 60 hours after a possible exposure with an unknown source. This was 5 days ag. It... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

Research indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made PEP available within 24 hours of sexual exposure; however, it can be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unexpected Effects of PEP in Amsterdam

SIV (simian immunodefiency virus) is related to HIV, and in susceptible monkeys SIV causes an AIDS-like condition. Experiments with monkeys have found that giving them anti-SIV drugs shortly after they are exposed to SIV greatly reduces their risk... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UAE Approves Use of PEP Throughout Country

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health recently approved the use of eight different antiretroviral drugs for post-exposure prophylaxis throughout the country, the Gulf News reports. According to the News , PEP will be available only with a... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects.

Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three:

Indinavir Sulfate: every 8... Read more »

what is PEP?

Posted by MsLola13, 1 Reply
I read somewhere about PEP? What is this? Is this what a negetive person would take if they thought they were exposed to the virus? You have to take it within 72 hours or something?

How do I get this - can i get it from my doc? Reason i ask, my... 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 they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

unprotected sex and currently on PEP...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey everyone,

Need some help from people with knowledge of HIV, neg or poz or people who were on PEP.

I made a one time mistake of having unprotected (I inserted my penis vaginally) sex, one time, with a sex worker, status unknown...just 11 days ago.... Read more »