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When To Stop Pep Hiv

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Is a hiv test 10 weeks 4 weeks post pep reassuring? Can I stop being stressed and get some sleep now?

I had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv 4 or 5 times on July 31st. 4 days later she told me she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital that same day and got pep and took it for a month. I stopped taking it on September 9th. I got a rapid...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test does appear to be a combo test and is very reassuring. To be safe, take that test again at 12 weeks. If negative, as I assume it will be, you are done with testing and can move on.DW... Read more »

SCARED STUDENT SHOULD I STOP PEP LIVING IN HELL

Hi Doc Bob, remember me?I don't know what to say, except I am living in hell. I still... 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... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Accidental exposure to HIV exists in the health care setting and provides a possible avenue for HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of exposure is often preventable, 1 but if it does occur, initiating post-exposure prophylaxis soon... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Launches "Start Talking. Stop HIV."

We are pleased to announce the latest communication campaign under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Act Against AIDS initiative. This new national HIV prevention campaign, Start Talking. Stop HIV. , was created by and... Read more »
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PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »

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 »