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PEP and HIV Test Accuracy

Hello Dr. Frascino.First, thank you for all the time you take to answer all of our questions. Although I am still not in the 100% clear of my HIV scare, your information and advise in this forum has helped tremendously.I have one quick question: 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...situation, because your buddy turned out to be positively charged. Post-PEP testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure. Certainly any negative HIV test (including your... Read more »

useful tests? ARS after PEP possible?

Dear Dr. Frascino, i just wanted to inform you that my 5week post exposure test (Elisa and DUO)... Read more »

POst PEP Antibody Test And Acute Symtoms

Hello Dr. Bob,I had and exposure and was put on Truvada and Isenress 96 hours after exposure for 2... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment with 2 or 3 ARVs should continue for 4 weeks, if tolerated. Researchers are also developing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...activity during any infection: a sexually transmitted disease, or even a cold or flu. Avoid sexual activity within a couple of weeks after getting any vaccinations. If You Are Exposed to HIV ... If a condom breaks, or if you forget to... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure prophylaxis" or PEP. You would take two or three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but they have some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 ... Read more »
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TESTING INFO

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and then a year. 3. High risk sex with a know POZ person. i.e. unprotected anal sex. Should test out to 6 months, but 13 wks should be conclusive for the most part. 4. If you have taken PEP. The window period starts after you finish taking... Read more »

Jazz, help 6 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Jazz, This the idiot guy again (had unprotected v sex). Received neg test results at 13 weeks. Dr. says that we should retest at 6 months. Why is it necessary? What percentage of people convert after 13 weeks? Culd Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all, HIV antibody testing are conclusive after 12weeks. Reports exist that are stating longer window than 3 months But the most important with that inormation is that their have never Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on the side of my tongue) after 1 week, concurrently I started developping a sore throat which has been with me for almost 5 weeks now with one swollen lymph node in the left of my neck... I also experienced fatigue which I attributed to the PEP.... Read more »