Post Exposure Prophylaxis For Hiv Efficacy
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Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there:Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) must be started within 72 hours to be effective. If possible, it should be started within 24 hours. With each passing hour its efficacy rate drops. At 96 hours it is unlikely that PEP would be effective. At... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi.Sorry to hear about the sexual assault. I hope the perpetrator is now behind bars.The guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Dr. Bob... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... Read more »
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Posted by MF2010Hi all,
I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.
Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »
Posted by justagirl72So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesWell it comes down to this. Tested negative at 17 weeks for HIV 1/2 abs using the Elisa. Proviral DNA at 17 weeks indicated negative no HIV DNA Detected. Previous testing at 29 days with the hiv1 RNA PCR indicated not detected <50 co/ml. Would... Read more »
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