How Long After Pep Should You Be Tested Hiv
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThis 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 »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillIF PEP does not work, the virus is detectable in the blood. So, the HIV RNA tests are accurate even during PEP. Typically, testing would continue after PEP to be completely certain and most centers test at end of PEP (4 weeks after exposure) and... Read more »
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Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 ReplyOn 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesi was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyG-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 »
Posted by 5parkl3, 1 ReplyHi there,
I'm just hoping for some advice and support, as I have my 3-month test on Monday, and I'm going out of my mind.
I was sexually assaulted on 23rd October, and started taking PEP 15 hours later on 24th October, as although I was aware of one... Read more »
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