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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...works for non-occupational exposure. We don't know how soon after exposure to HIV someone has to start PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, once or more each day, for at least 30 days. PEP costs between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could mean that you develop HIV infection. It could also allow the virus to develop resistance to...
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Am I eligible for PEP?

Hello Doctor,My situation is this: Wednesday afternoon, I had sex with a random male partner and the condom broke. I was the insertive partner and my penis was completely exposed. I went to the bathroom to wash with soap and tried to piss, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...warrant a recommendation for PEP. The requirement that you know what drugs your partner is taking is preposterous! Yes, PEP is costly; however, preventing an HIV infection is priceless! PEP is covered by all insurance plans and should be... Read more »

I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry with you in case of exposure?Do you need a prescription or purchase off the shelf?Is there a % of how effective it is if used within 72 hours?Thanks for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEP costs between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »

Indonesian Hooker & PEP

Hi Dr Bob. I have, unfortunately, been a very engaged reader of this site on more than one occasion and for all the wrong reasons. However, my own irresponsibility aside, I think that you and your colleagues are doing sch a tremendous service that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEP costs between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEP costs between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

...was initiated first, followed by non-occupational PEP (nPEP). Antiretroviral regimens were based on national PEP guidelines, cost and accessibility, and prevailing HIV prevalence. Emerging side effects data and cost improvements affected regimen... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...also extremely expensive (especially the protease inhibitors). Taking these drugs unnecessarily can easily raise health-care costs needlessly (even if you pay for the drugs yourself). Like it or not, we have to carefully look at health-care... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...it can be used to fertilize a woman and produce a healthy baby. These procedures are effective but very expensive. A recent cost estimate was about $10,000, and medical insurance will probably not cover the cost. It can be very difficult to find... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New California Law Could Increase Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis HIV Medication

...which would be difficult, according to the Bee . Some people are concerned that increasing the availability of PEP -- which costs between $640 and $1,700 per person -- could lead to an increase in high-risk behaviors, but advocates of PEP say... Read more »
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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. Read more »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP, MY TEST IS COST (BEEN WORTH) TO CALM DOWN OR NOT? And THAT PERCENTAGE IS TO RELATION ALONE WITH TO POSITIVE WOMAN VAGINAL IN SEX??... Read more »

should i be worried?

Posted by terrifiedmwm, 3 Replies
...is the true chances I need to worry? Aren't the chances of me getting it 6 in 10,000 or something like that? Should I get PEP? Where can I get PEP? My 72 hour window will be up at 6am on Jan 20. I need to act fast if I need PEP. Out of fear,... Read more »

Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed in Read more »