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Reaction To Pep

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PEP - Combivir Allergic Reaction

Hi Doc,I think you are great! I know you are very busy, but I was hoping you could give me some advice. I had a high risk exposure. Protected sex with a female prostitute and within 17 hours began PEP (Combivir and Kaletra) were prescribed.I took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Rob,I would not characterize your experience as a high-risk exposure. Protected sex is indeed "protected" if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail. I know you are worried about vaginal fluids getting in through a break in... Read more »

I think I have HIV due to insect bite reactions

HiI visited Thailand over 4 weeks ago. I had sex and mostly used a condom but one time I inserted... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adverse Events for PEP Attributed to Nevirapine

In September 2000, two instances of life-threatening hepatotoxicity were reported inhealth-care workers taking nevirapine (NVP) for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) afteroccupational human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure* . In one case, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen Sex Assault Victims Rarely Finish HIV Meds

In a recent study, only 15 percent of adolescents who were put on HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after a sexual assault completed the recommended 28-day treatment course. "The use of PEP in this population can be difficult because of patient... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Lowering the Risk of HIV After Sex or Other Exposure

Post-exposure prophylaxis -- or PEP for short -- has long been used to minimize the chance of HIV infection among healthcare workers exposed to the virus (primarily through accidental needlestick injuries). 1-3 It is also generally available in... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, I've gotten used to the... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »