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Pep Hiv Testing

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PEP HIV testing and delayed serconversion

I was given PEP after hetrosexual risk. I am man and had unprotected vaginal intercourse with sex worker. The risk of infection was associated to be low but still I took PEP. A normal rapid test was done after 5 days of finishing PEP by the doctor...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
There wold be no reason to do a PCR test since you ahve no symptoms of having acute (new) HIV infection. A negative test at 3 months would give you moe than a 90% assurance that you are negative. New "4th generation" tests that include a... Read more »

PEP & HIV Testing - Please HELP

I have been place on a PEP treatment after being exposed to an HIV+ patient with a viral load of... Read more »

PEP and HIV Test

I had a wild sex night recently with loads of guys I didn't know and was very drunk. Next day... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rape Survivors Should Be Given Access to PEP to Prevent HIV Transmission, Opinion Piece Says

Although giving a "rape survivor the option of forcing a suspect to be tested for HIV under court order would seem to be useful for the survivor's health and peace of mind," mandatory "HIV testing doesn't get rape survivors access to what they need... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure... 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 »
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 »
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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 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? 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 »

So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I'm just hoping for some advice and support, as I have my 3-month test on Monday, and I'm going out of my mind.

I was sexually assaulted on 23rd October, and started taking PEP 15 hours later on 24th October, as although I was aware of one... Read more »