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Conclusive Evidence Regarding PEP and the Window Period for HIV Testing?

I have read conflicting opinions regarding whether PEP extends the "window period" for HIV antibodies to appear. Is there any conclusive research? It seems reasonable that if PEP slows the replication HIV, it would take the immune system longer to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies. This is a completely separate process. If you follow the recommended post-PEPHIV testing guidelines, your results will be completely reliable and accurate! It really is just that... Read more »

sex with an hiv+ man, PEP started outside 72 hour window

Dear DR. FrascinoI recently and stupidly had unprotected sex with a man almost 2 weeks ago; it was... Read more »

Window period and PEP

Thank you Dr. Frascino for answering my previous question regarding my first (and last) unprotected... Read more »
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