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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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PEP Drug Coctail (nPEP)

I'm now 72 hours out from having unprotected oral sex with a partner who I learned is positive. I would be less concerned, however I have two wisdom teeth coming in and my gums have been bleeding regularly.I was given a two day supply of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-transmission risk remains extremely low, even with all your incoming "wisdom." The recommendation for PEP in this situation is not a firm one. Most HIV specialists would "offer" PEP, but it would not be... Read more »

Re: Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Thank you so much for your answer Dr. Bob, I will be looking for another HIV specialist to follow up with... but I just wanted to ask you one more thing regarding my original question; Had the baseline HIV test been actually done at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello David,I agree it's irrational to think a hospital lab would run an HIV test, determine the results are positive, and then tell you the test was never run or canceled. Why would they do that? It really doesn't matter to the hospital... Read more »

Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Hi there Dr. Frascino, I understand you must have tons of questions to answer so I'll try to be as short as I can. I went to the ER after a possible exposure, they called the ID doctor that was on call and he decided that my risk were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi David,I agree you should have an HIV-antibody baseline test. You can get it done now. If you are HIV infected, the HIV-antibody test will still be positive, even though you are taking PEP.I'm quite concerned on several levels about the ID... Read more »

Is Altripla only sufficient for PEP (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Hi Doctor,I had an sexual encounter with a stranger. He sucked my cock and he ride on my cock just less than 1 min with out condom. i dint feel any pressure in the ass and it was very smooth.I release cum into to his ass. I was worried, since i dont...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unsafe sex is risky business!Atripla is a combination of three antiretroviral drugs -- efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir (Viread). It's the ultimate in convenience -- the three-in-one tablet is taken just once per... Read more »
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Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »

unprotected sex and currently on PEP...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey everyone,

Need some help from people with knowledge of HIV, neg or poz or people who were on PEP.

I made a one time mistake of having unprotected (I inserted my penis vaginally) sex, one time, with a sex worker, status unknown...just 11 days ago.... Read more »

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 »

PEP related query

Posted by TODude, 1 Reply
Hey everyone,

So I had a possible exposure to HIV on Sunday Jan 20th. I have been on PEP since monday the 21st (started 30-36 hours PE). My question is - should I have started PEP in the first place? and is Combivir alone an effective PEP regimen?

Ba... Read more »