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When To Stop Pep Hiv

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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Hi Doc Bob, remember me?I don't know what to say, except I am living in hell. I still haven't gotten the HIV test after my possible exposure in November.Protected receptive anal sex(penetrating partner said condom didn't break) and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear you're still struggling with your self-induced worried-well hell; however, I'm delighted you have an appointment with a psychologist in May, because your problem is indeed psychological. Your problem is not HIV, but... Read more »

Stop/Continue Combivir nPEP

Doc,I am a male, 43, HIV negative, had one-time unprotected sex with a female prostitute for about 2 minutes. When realized that no condom is used, I stopped the sex and washed my penis with alcohol. I went to see a regular doctor, tested for HIV,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is low but not completely nonexistent. nPEP may be "offered" in situations such as this but is usually not strongly recommended. It's extremely unlikely your sensation of "light swelling in the lower... Read more »

Should I stop PEP?

I had unprotected sex and was unsure of my partner's HIV status. Was put under Combivir for 28 days. On the fourth day I called the person I had sex with and agreed to get a rapid test with me. He had not had sex with anyone before me in 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your risks of being exposed to HIV are obviously much lower if you know that your partner had a negative test and no other sexual encounters for a couple of months. One unresolved issue is that of possible recent HIV... Read more »

PCR result after stopped PEP 33 days

I had unprotected sex with HIV+ girl (Known later). I took PEP 18 hrs later. After stopped meds 33 days, i tested for PCR-RNA and it came back Negative. I had Rapid test at 10 weeks post exposure..Result was Negative. Can both result give me a...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
These tests suggest strongly that you were not infected. It is unlikely that a PCR-RNA test done after stopping the meds for a month would be negative if you had been infected, as viral load reliably rebounds one week after stopping therapy. I... Read more »
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GMan-Please read my post (Help!...HIV or PEP Rash)

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
I see your opinion and expertise are valued in this forum and I would love to have your opinion on my risk level and chances of contracting HIV.

Please read my post below (titled "Help ... HIV or PEP Rash"). Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »

Stopping treatment?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Hi, it's me again. I have a question.. I've been on PEP for exactly 5 days and 4 hours. I accidentally punctured myself with a needle after trying to take a blood sample from a 4-year old boy (who seems to be fine but there's always some risk I... Read more »