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How Effective Is Pep After Exposure

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How effective is PEP started 60 hours after exposure?

I had bareback sex with a man who I found out was HIV positive, but he said he had a low viral load and high counts of CD-4. I don't know whether to trust this though. I put off getting PEP because I was too scared I'd be judged by my family and the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications that you're taking aren't working. Indeed, many persons who take HIV meds (including those who are taking them for PEP) don't experience serious side effects.I hope things turn out well for you. Be safe out there.BY Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
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

...collects data on all cases of PEP use in Denmark. During the study period, there were 374 cases in which PEP was used after sexual exposure to HIV. These cases increased from five in 1997 to 87 in 2006. In 40 percent of cases, the patients were... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...Visibly bloody fluid 13% Concentrated HIV 2.3% Unknown 13% Other (saliva, emesis, tissue, sputum) 8.6% The median time from exposure to receipt of treatment was 9.9 hours (range 0 - 343 hrs) and consisted of a panoply of combinations too... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

...Accidental exposure to HIV exists in the health care setting and provides a possible avenue for HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...Hi 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 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. Read more »

PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am 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 Read more »