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About PEP and Antibody Testings

Hi doc,I have been looking through the archives and I see that you say that the PEP treatment does not affect rapid antibody tests. However, I was wondering if that means that if I took the PEP treatment and got a rapid HIV test at 6 weeks and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing include HIV-antibody testing at six weeks, three months and six months.We don't have good data on the validity of a six-week test post-four weeks of antiretroviral therapy (typical course of PEP)... Read more »

antibody test and pep

Please will pep taken 10 weeks after possible yexposure affect a negative antibody test results. I took pep for just 5 days after 10 weeks of being exposed to a known hiv positive person.What I mean is 10 weeks after i have been exposed to a known...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an HIV exposure. Taking it 10 weeks after a possible exposure is not recommended and would not be at all helpful.A course of PEP, when... Read more »

Antibody Tests affected by PEP

Back in 2003, Dr. Bob wrote that antibody production is not affected by PEP meds You can see it here:http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q151303.html?ic=2003Since then, has this information been changed? Everywhere I read, a 6 week antibody...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Wow, I would view a 2003 post as archival rather than gospel. That said, I agree with our departed friend, Dr. Bob.The recommendations for HIV testing after PEP/nPEP haven't changed for years. They recommend antibody... 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 months. I tested negative at week 8. At that time the doctor took me off PEP. My question is (1)....is the 8 week test accurate since I was still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Bob,I see several worrisome problems with the information in your post. First, your PEP was begun 96 hours after your exposure. PEP is most effective if started immediately after an exposure. The more time that elapses between exposure and taking... Read more »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »

HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »

pep talk please? need courage to get 3-month test

Posted by question_mark, 1 Reply
I need to have my three month test done. Actually, my three month 2 & 1/2 week test, because I've been procrastinating.

My last possible exposure would have been 8/19. I didn't think of it as being a "possible exposure" at the time. I gave... Read more »