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How Effective Is Pep For Hiv Treatment

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I have HIV related side effects symptoms after i completed my pep treatment

Hi DocI had problems with my boyfriend, whom i have seven years with. Our relationship had its own set of up and downs but i was always faithful to him. This year Jan/feb we had our arguments again, where we were fighting about other girls whom i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not agree with the decision that your exposure warranted a course of PEP. In fact, based on your very detailed report, PEP was definitely not warranted.Your "symptoms" are much more consistent with anxiety than HIV. You comment,... Read more »

PEP Treatment HELP? (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009) (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am... Read more »

Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners.... Read more »
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Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

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PEP related query

Posted by TODude, 1 Reply
Hey everyone,

So I had a possible exposure to HIV on Sunday Jan 20th. I have been on PEP since monday the 21st (started 30-36 hours PE). My question is - should I have started PEP in the first place? and is Combivir alone an effective PEP regimen?

Ba... Read more »

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 my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... 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 »