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 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 »

Is Altripla only sufficient for PEP (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Hi Doctor,I had an sexual encounter with a stranger. He sucked my cock and he ride on my cock just... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...received a grant from the New York State Department of Health to educate every provider in the state on post-exposure prophylaxis [PEP]; this includes how to diagnose acute HIV infection and HIV testing. We had this challenge, and we thought of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...If a condom breaks, or if you forget to use one, anti-HIV medications might prevent transmission. Talk to your doctor about PEP, "Post-Exposure Prophylaxis" (See Fact Sheet 156 .) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex... 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 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

...Denmark has made PEP available within 24 hours of sexual exposure; however, it can be prescribed only at clinical centers by HIV treatment specialists. The current study sought to describe the use of PEP after sexual exposure from 1998 to 2006. ... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. The doctors here say it... Read more »


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 »

I will get HIV?

Posted by feelalive, 1 Reply
...take treatment cos he dont need, his viral load is low and CD4 is high.On sunday i was on emergency hospital and they give me PEP. My question is, what is the risk for me to take HIV from that guy? I repeat, we made only oral sex, and he rimming... Read more »

PEP pills i didn't know the half of it.....

Posted by Benders, 3 Replies
...Just got back from the clinic with my friend so he could get a course of PEP pills. He has to take 12 pills a day for the next 4 weeks with possible side effects ( sorry for all you guys out there who are Read more »
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