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Fact Sheet: PrEP and PEP

Looking for basic facts about PrEP and PEP -- and the difference between the two? Start here for some simple and straightforward definitions of key terms that come up frequently when talking about PrEP and PEP, as well as a run-down of the science... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheets on HIV During Pregnancy; HIV/AIDS Web Site for Teens; AIDS Alliance Awards Senators; JAMA Article on Nonoccupational PEP

"HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth ," AIDS info : The series of five fact sheets describe steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. They are aimed... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

The Facts: Emerging HIV Prevention Technologies for Gay Men and Transgender Individuals

John Meletse, the outreach officer at Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) in South Africa, leading a workshop on HIV prevention in sign language. Recent research advances have added many exciting new tools to our arsenal of strategies for ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Second time on PEP - Will the same pep regimen work again?

Hi Dr. Young, for the second time in a year I find myself on on a month long PEP course. I am completely bothered by the fact that this is happening again. My encounter was with someone of unknown status and I was the receptive partner. Tge problem...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Frankie and thank you for your post. There's no reason why a second treatment course of post exposure prophylaxis won't work. If you remained HIV-negative after the first course of treatment and there's no issue with viral drug... Read more »

PEP or No PEP

I am a nurse anesthetist and was recently exposed to a neuromonitoring electrode subdermal needle that was placed in the palm of the patients hand during surgery. This is a very small closed needle. As I went to reposition the patients hand I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Seems like your exposure was a relatively low-risk one, particularly owing to the facts that the source patient had a very very low viral load, it was a solid needle, not in a blood vessel, and your wound was superficial.... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can affect PCR test results. PEP is a combination of antiretroviral drugs used in exactly the same dosage that we use to treat active HIV infection. Therefore, these drugs can inhibit HIV replication and... 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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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Anyone found anything on this? Read more »

PEP

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 »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
G-Man -

I have lifted a quote of yours from another post:

"If you are actually infected the disease will start replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or... Read more »