Itchy Skin 7 Days After Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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would p24 antigen be positive after 10 weeks after exposure considering I took PEP for 28 days?

I took PEP after 100 hours of exposure for 28 days. 6 weeks after my PEP course finished and which was exactly 2 and half months after exposure I had a hiv1 and hiv 2 with the p24 antigen test and they all came negative. How accurate is the p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP was prescribed inappropriately. PEP is not warranted (or felt to be effective) if more than 72 hours have lapsed between exposure and the first dose of PEP.2. Had you taken an appropriately prescribed course of PEP, the guidelines for... Read more »

Poss exposure 30 days, have these symtoms?helpplz

Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. "Symptoms" are unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Whether or not you experience symptoms, you need an HIV-antibody test at the three-month... Read more »

HIV Exposure 21 Days Into PEP

I have been on pep for 21 days (Truvada) due to a condom break during receptive anal sex with a partner of unknown status. Today(day21) I let myself be convinced to have unprotected receptive anal sex with two new partners of unknown status, both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months and six months. I would suggest you advise the HIV specialist monitoring your course of PEP that you had another potential exposure. He may want to screen you for STDs.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Effectivess of taking PEP on the fifth day after exposure

Dear Dr. R Frascino,Am I HIV positive? This, to me, is what is on everyones lips and thought when writing to you. Been tested for HIV is the only TRUE and unchallenged answer to that question. But the issue of one going for HIV is not as easy as it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including HIV. That you jiga-jiga'ed with an ex who was HIV positive significantly increases your HIV acquisition risk.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is most effective when taken immediately after an HIV exposure. The longer the time lapse is... Read more »
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...coordination, and nausea. Toxo is usually diagnosed by testing for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii . Pregnant women who are exposed to toxo may pass it to their newborn child. The toxo antibody test shows whether you have been exposed to toxo. A... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was Read more »

Non Risk Exposure Gave Me Symptoms After 10 Days?

Posted by WorriedWell, 2 Replies
...GUYS!!! WORRIED AGAIN..IF SOME ONE CAN TELL ME .. WITH MY RISK EXPOSURE OF KISSING A FEMALE OF UNKNOWN STATUS and PUTTING A BADAID on an open wound of a female of unknown status.. IS RISKY????IF I had only couple of 1/2 inch cracks due to dryness... Read more »

Exposed to a POZ man, 15 days later...

Posted by Panicman, 2 Replies
Hey everyone, don't know if anyone remembers my first post here. I put myself in a stupid position, insertive anal sex with a man I found out later was poz. It's been over two weeks since the encounter and as it stands right now I'm still ok. I... Read more »

Chest congestion symptom?..6 days past exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Right now Im only 6 days past my exposure incident. Would symptoms even appear this early?? I feel like I am getting some chest congestion. Kinda that tight feeling. Read more »
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