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Pep Treatment Guidelines

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Has PEP regimen guideline been revised since 2009?

Hello Dr. Bob,I wrote to you before about PEP due to potential HIV exposure, and you responded with accurate information that not even my primary physician has. I've come to you again for similar consultation, please help me as I'm a little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello P,There has been no change in nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) guidelines. You are correct: a recommended course of nPEP is a full 28 days. Call the HIV specialist and advise the ER doctor did not prescribe Read more »

PEP Guideline Question

Dear Dr. Bob,I finally realized that I am addicted to your site since I have to check your new... Read more »


If you are able to find out the meds a person is taking that has him currently non-detectable and a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...U.S. Public Health Service recommends using a combination of three approved ARVs for four weeks. For less serious exposure, the guidelines recommend four weeks of treatment with two drugs: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC).... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following published guidelines: " Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info their patients, in particular, actually prevent HIV infection. Then on the bottom tabs, what we have are these text-based guidelines, which give all this information in a very cogent, succinct way that can be downloaded and printed. Tell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...might even stop all sexual activity. Review the following fact sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV 151: Safer Sex Guidelines 152: How Risky Is It? Try to have open discussions about your desires, your fears, and your... Read more »
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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. Read more »


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. Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...high-risk exposure. My doctor, Dr. Bob, and the MAssachusetts HIV Hotline all stated that the PEP program would NOT alter testing guidelines or windows. In fact, if the PEP fails to prevent infection (as in Dr. Bob's case), the individual is... Read more »