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Is Pep Effective After A Possible Hiv Exposure

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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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Possible Exposure While on PEP

I have been on PEP for the past 14 days. This treatment was started 5 hours after exposure, and all medications have been taken as prescribed without skipping a single dosage. My exposure was due to a condom breaking. A day ago, I was having sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello AA,I would not extend your 28-day PEP treatment cycle. If you are still in touch with your recent top-gun, you might ask him to get a rapid HIV test. If indeed he tests negative, this would offer additional reassurance.What I am most concerned... Read more »

EMERGENCY ROOM DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PEP! (NEW YORK STATES PEP TOOL) (TOOL TO OFFER FAST HELP FOR HIV EXPOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob,I live in New York (the state not the city). I had a significant HIV exposure and went to an ER. The doc and staff never heard of PEP. What's up with that?Zorro...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We've heard many similar stories from across the country. New York State is doing its part to remedy this unconscionable situation (see below). I'm hopeful all other states won't be far behind.Dr. BobTool to Offer Fast Help for... Read more »

PEP, no PEP and possible side effects?

Dear Dr BobI have been in complete turmoil for the past few weeks and your forum has been an incredible source of information and support since possible hiv exposure. I will ofcourse be adding to the donations to the cause.I am a European who has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.I agree with the information you received on the "sex help lines at home": PEP is not warranted. I also agree with your decision to stop PEP! The tingling sensation in your legs is most likely related to anxiety. I'm pleased you... Read more »

PEP RELATED SIDE EFFECTS (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST) (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Hi Doc,My wife got exposed to me ( Am hiv+ while she's -ve)through a condom break.She was put on combivir and Efavirenz but after 3 days she had serious side effects and our Doc changed her regimen to Combivir only. It's been 7 days since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would advise your wife to immediately seek a second opinion form a more competent HIV specialist. Her current symptoms are most likely due to the AZT component of her Combivir. (It's one of the reasons I no longer recommend this drug... Read more »
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Possible Infection should I consider Pep

Posted by Sylas76, 1 Reply
After a night of drinking I recently hooked up with two guys who were drug users. I had unprotected sex with one (I was the top), performed oral sex and rimming on both, and fisting on one. I have no idea what there status was (I made a very stupid... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
Hi all,

I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

Known Exposure(?); PEP; HEP C "cured"; Home Access

Posted by login123
What a roller coaster this has been. In November, I started having sex with someone who was HIV + and "cured" of Hep C for several years (5+). I saw his medical records. With regards to HIV, he had an undetectable viral load <20 for years and was... Read more »

Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I had a potential risky exposure two and a half weeks ago. I am a gay male and another male tried to penetrate me anally. I could feel there were trying to push in (it was a little sore) but it wasn't full penetration as I'm not a... Read more »