Rapid Test After 4 Weeks Pep

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PEPs and subsequent HIV-testing

Dr. Franscino,Hope this email finds you well. Your answers on this website have been incredibly helpful, and it's also been nice to see that I am not the only one who has gone through this. However, there seems to be one question that I can't find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A quick look at the archives will show that I've discussed theses issues many times in the past, so I'll be brief and refer you back Read more »

condom break on pep

i never had bareback sex before so i am very nervous about my situation. i am a gay male 39 years... Read more »

Discontinue PEP?

Dr. Bob, I've read your forum for questions about PEP, as I am currently taking it, and I have... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...(sperm or vaginal fluids.) The viral load test result was for when your sample was taken, not today. Viral load can change quickly, especially if you get sick with a cold or flu, or even if you get vaccinated. Even with all these warnings,... Read more »
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Nevirapine (Viramune)

...easily. If you develop resistance to one NNRTI, you probably won't be able to use any of them in your ART. Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses.... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment with 2 or 3 ARVs should continue for 4 weeks, if tolerated. Researchers are also developing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...are usually between 500 and 1600. CD4 counts usually drop gradually in people with HIV. However, in some cases they can drop quickly. Because the CD4 cell counts are so variable, some health care providers prefer to look at the CD4 cell... Read more »
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So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...not to worry. My 6-week test came back negative, but I was told that this was pretty much meaningless, as it was taken only 2 weeks after I finished the PEP. I have my 3-month post-potential-exposure on Monday, and am going out of my mind with... Read more »

Earliest onset of symptoms?

Posted by GuyInSJ, 2 Replies
...wonder if my fever/swollen lymph nodes are just a coincidence or signify an HIV exposure. Is it possible to have symptoms that quickly? Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now when I stop taking the drugs??? What about a PCR test? ... Read more »

Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
...fine and was told I was in the clear but now I keep getting sick. It's about a year later now (13 months) and I just had an oraquickrapid test done again and it was negative. The clinician was talking to me the whole time about odds, safe sex,... Read more »
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