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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Pep

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PEP Combo..is this a potent one???

Hi There!Hope these few words find you doing well!I'm a 20 year young male from NJ. After a brief unprotected exposure (about 25 secs)of insertive anal sex with a man of unknown status, I decided to go to an ER 4 hours later and inquire about PEP. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for Mother's Day???Regarding your HIV risk, I agree it's very low, but not completely nonexistent. In situations like this, PEP is sometimes "offered," but not really encouraged. When in doubt, we advise the ER doctors to offer PEP and then have... Read more »

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Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I... Read more »
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Dangerous Liaisons: Rape and HIV

...emergency room? When is information about HIV testing introduced into the conversation? What about post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP, an antiretroviral treatment used shortly after a person has been exposed to HIV in order to inhibit infection)?... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...If a condom breaks, or if you forget to use one, anti-HIV medications might prevent transmission. Talk to your doctor about PEP, "Post-Exposure Prophylaxis" (See Fact Sheet 156 .) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex... Read more »
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Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed in Read more »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP, MY TEST IS COST (BEEN WORTH) TO CALM DOWN OR NOT? And THAT PERCENTAGE IS TO RELATION ALONE WITH TO POSITIVE WOMAN... Read more »

PEP & Symptoms

Posted by scared83
...Anon One told me that PEP delays the detection of antibodies in the blood and that I should get tested at 4 months. My question is, does it delay symptoms Read more »

PEP

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 »