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HIV PEP testing

Hi, i had a serious hiv exposure. I started PEP about 20 hours later. After 2 weeks i got a fever, muscle aches, fatigue and headache. It lasted 4 days. After i finished PEP i got swollen lypmh nodes in my neck and a rash on the back and front of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Do you stand a chance? Absolutely! You don't mention the exact nature of your "serious HIV exposure" or what PEP regimen you took, but the fact you had a negative HIV test at 7-8 weeks is extremely encouraging. The vast majority of... Read more »

Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Hi there Dr. Frascino, I understand you must have tons of questions to answer so I'll try to be as... Read more »

PEP and HIV Test

I had a wild sex night recently with loads of guys I didn't know and was very drunk. Next day I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

...indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made PEP available within 24 hours of sexual exposure; however, it can be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rape Survivors Should Be Given Access to PEP to Prevent HIV Transmission, Opinion Piece Says

...that it gets important information into the hands of survivors," the "best information they can get is about the efficacy" of PEP, a 28-day course of antiretroviral drugs. "Rape survivors can't afford to wait for an indictment of a suspect to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Students Use Pep Rally for AIDS Awareness

...been living with an AIDS diagnosis since 2001, used his healthy appearance to prove wrong the myth that "I can tell who has [HIV/AIDS]." A Planned Parenthood representative followed, telling students of the perils of STDs and urging them to get... Read more »
Brown Medical School

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

...saliva, urine, vomit, or feces is not considered to pose a significant risk of HIV transmission. 2 The rationale behind PEP is that it appears to stop cellular HIV infection before the virus becomes established in cells. In order for PEP to... Read more »
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Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...seconds of insertive anal -- with no ejaculation and no sores on penis. There was no oral sex involved. My doc ran a baseline HIV test and a syphillis test 12 hours after the encounter and both returned negative. Once the meds stopped -- the rash... Read more »

HIV, PEP, and irradication. What we'll never know.

Posted by Anonymous
...there is no test to prove whether this happens or not. This is basically the same thing that happens when they give someone PEP treatment after an occupational exposure. The idea is to kill off the virus before it takes hold of their body. But... Read more »

GMan-Please read my post (Help!...HIV or PEP Rash)

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...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 »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Read more »