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Impact On Fertility Of Pep Treatment For Hiv

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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 For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV...
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influence of HIV treatments on women's fertility

Dear experts, Do you have any reference of studies on the potential influence of antiretrovirals on HIV+ women's fertility? Thank you in advance, Best Maite ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Little if anything is known about the effect of ART on fertility;JLS.... Read more »

PEP impact on accuracy of HIV tests

After a significant exposure, and being placed on post-exposure prophylactic medication within 50 hours of exposure, is there any indication of how long one must wait to have accuracy in tests (RNA or standard antibody test)? Is there any data on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
IF 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 »

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
Hello,Yes, PEP, if appropriately prescribed and taken, can decrease the chance of infection following an HIV exposure. PEP is most effective when started as soon as possible (and no later than 72 hours) after an exposure. I'll reprint some... Read more »

PEP Treatment HELP? (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009) (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am currently in a panic mode! Here it goes: 1. I had anal sex (me top HIV neg) with a partner (bottom HIV pos with viral load 20k 26k copies)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off, what's up with your condoms? Did you buy them during the Reagan era? Have you been storing them in the glove box of your car parked in sweltering heat? Are you using oil-based lubricant (incompatible with latex)? I think it's... Read more »
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SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »

fertility help

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone know of any clinics that do in fact help hiv+ women ? or any clinics that will perform a tubal ligation reversal on hiv+ women???

I was in a bad marriage and had a tubal ligation 12 years ago. I've had hiv for over 18 years, and I'm... Read more »

HIV, PEP, and irradication. What we'll never know.

Posted by Anonymous
The following is just a theory, or a topic for discussion.

Is it possible for a person to get the HIV virus in their body, but then somehow their body kills off the virus and they stay HIV negative? We'll never really know, because the virus would... Read more »

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 »