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How Long After Pep Should You Be Tested Hiv

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Testing after PEP - Peculiar concerns (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2011) (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2011) (p24 ANTIGEN TESTING, 2011)

Dear Doctor FauscinoWith my apologies if some of the questions below seem repetitive. I hope I do not upset you. There are some matters below that are somewhat distinct and I am hopeful you can add some additional clarity and/or confirmation to....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No apology is necessary. I've answered so may questions in this forum over the years that greater than 99% of the questions I respond to on a daily basis I've already addressed (many multiple times). Responding to your specific... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can affect PCR test results. PEP is a combination of antiretroviral drugs used in exactly the same dosage that we use to treat active HIV infection. Therefore, these drugs can inhibit HIV replication and... Read more »

how long will pep drugs remain in my system

Dear Dr David WohlI have finished pep after having sex with an hiv+ prostitute(a girl). I used condoms through out but there was a cut on my winnie that could be from trauma during my private masturbation sessions. It was about 5 days old and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This sounded like a no to low risk exposure so I would likely have not recommended PEP.Efavirenz can last in the system for days but the levels will drop over that time.You need to get tested at 4 weeks and 12 weeks after your exposure. The PEP... Read more »

How long is PEP

Hi Dr. I had protected insertive sex with a female that is HIV positive. My doctor subsequently put me on a 6 week course of Pep on ATRIPLA within 20 hrs. After 26 days I tested negative for all STI's and HIV. I questioned my Dr on why the 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The standard (though fairly empiric without much data from studies) duration of post exposure prophylaxis is 28 days. KH... Read more »
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HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
G-Man -

I have lifted a quote of yours from another post:

"If you are actually infected the disease will start replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or... Read more »

PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »