How Effective Is Pep If Taken 24 Hours After Exposure
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.PEP should be started within 72 hours of exposure. While it makes sense that the sooner you start, the better, there's no scientific evidence or clinical trials that answers this question.Since you started at 13... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThere is no hard and fast rule or cut off regarding PEP. Animal studies show the sooner the better. After 3 days or so probably no benefit. So, in reality it is impossible to say that starting at 39 hours is much worse than 36 hours.DW... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.Just because you don't have any side effects doesn't mean that the medications that you're taking aren't working. Indeed, many persons who take HIV meds (including those who are taking them for... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalPEP should be used if there was a potential exposure to HIV. The risks and benefits must be weighed. Generally, I would recommend prophylaxis in the setting your described. Treatment should start as soon as possible after the exposure (preferably... Read more »
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Posted by MF2010Hi 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 »
Posted by anxietyboyHas anyone ever received Post Exposre Prophylaxis, for either a occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV???
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Posted by je5872, 2 Replieshas 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 »
Posted by Crombie34, 1 ReplyWas exposed today - bottomed for a guy who turns out is HIV positive/undetectable. He came inside me. Should I see my doctor for PEP? Read more »
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