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Is A 3 Month Test After Taking Pep Reliable

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Why was I given a 6 month dosage for PEP?

I recently was prescribed a 6 month dosage of altripa vs the normal 28 day dose as a PEP. Should I seek a second opinion, as I just had my first dose and side effects are strong I could not imagine being on this for 6 months.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your PEP prescriber is wrong. PEP regimens should be taken for 28 days (or 1 month) and no longer.BY Read more »

anxiously preparing for 3 month post PEP test

Dear Dr. Bob, I want to begin by thanking you for being such an amazing resource to the many people... Read more »

6 months after exposure and PEP Treatment

Hello Dr Bob,I am from South Africa and I was exposed to a woman who i asked to do a test a day... Read more »
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Nevirapine (Viramune)

...approved in 1996 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It has been studied in adults and children over 2 months old. People with liver disease should not take nevirapine. There are no absolute rules about when to start... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...not have HIV infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...It is not designed to do any of the following things: PEP will not eliminate the need to be tested for HIV over the next six months. PEP will not eliminate the need to use condoms with all of your sexual partners over the next six months. PEP... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...very high risk. In major cities, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is often offered to victims of sexual assault or rape. This month-long treatment with HIV drugs reduces the likelihood of HIV infection substantially. It is currently only used on... Read more »
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So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...with worry. If this test comes back negative, then can I relax? I've heard conflicting reports that I should also test at 4 months post-exposure as I've taken the PEP, and then again at 6 months post-exposure. I'm making myself ill with worry,... Read more »

pep talk please? need courage to get 3-month test

Posted by question_mark, 1 Reply
...I need to have my three month test done. Actually, my three month 2 & 1/2 week test, because I've been procrastinating. My last possible exposure would Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(PREPARES) 28 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... Read more »

PEP & Symptoms

Posted by scared83
...Anon One told me that PEP delays the detection of antibodies in the blood and that I should get tested at 4 months. My question is, does it delay symptoms as well? Will I normally have symptoms 4-6 weeks (or whatever the avg is) after exposure Read more »