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Late PEP dose

Good evening, sure this will not be answered but worth giving another shot! I am on PEP for a single incident, started PEP withing 4 hours of possible exposre and have take every dose since on time. Today day 10 I was late on my first dose by 1hour...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.While it's difficult to answer your question with scientific precision, I don't think that there's any reason that a single late dose will have any effect on your PEP.Best of health to you,BY... Read more »

PEP and no dose sched

My bf is on a PEP and the doc didn't tell him what sched to take these toxic pills. just... Read more »

Missed PEP Dose and Testing

Hi,I am currently on PEP for a (non-sexual) exposure taking Epivir,Kaltera and and Zerit. (First 2... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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? ... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

PEPping Up Your HIV Defenses

Evidence that post-exposure treatment (PEP) with zidovudine is associated with a significant (79%) decrease in the risk of occupational transmission of HIV (usually after a needlestick accident) has propelled many to consider post-sexual exposure... Read more »
Project Inform

Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Introduction Why Do People Use PEP? Occupational vs. Non-Occupational How Do You Assess Your Risk of Exposure? What Are Your Options? What Are Reasons to Not Use nPEP? Choosing an nPEP Regimen -- Which One? Which Two NRTIs Should You... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adverse Events for PEP Attributed to Nevirapine

In September 2000, two instances of life-threatening hepatotoxicity were reported inhealth-care workers taking nevirapine (NVP) for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) afteroccupational human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure* . In one case, a... Read more »
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PEP question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I've been on PEP for almost 5 days due to an occupational exposure, I'm taking Crixivan, Retrovir and Epivir; I took my last doses last night, around 10 pm, and then I didn't take anything today during the day because I had to do a few things at... Read more »


Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

Tesla - Thanks for Resp to PEP Question.a few more

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thanks for your response. My exposure was broken condom with blood present with known HIV+ partner. I commenced PEP at about 24 hours post-exposure and have not missed a dose. Doctor prescribed a strong regimen (includes a PI) due to higher risk.

I'm... 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 »