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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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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 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 »

PEP - UNIQUE COMBINATION OF CIRCUMSTANCES. PEP NEEDED? DONATION 2FOLLOW

BobFirst of all I'd like to say you are an amazing human being - I do not understand how you manage to be so patient with idiots such as myself..Anyway, about 30 hrs ago I had protected sex with a female of unknown status, however the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult, if not impossible, to do a complete assessment regarding the need for PEP over the Internet, as it requires a detailed history. However, from what you've mentioned so far, I most likely would not have recommended PEP.As... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can affect PCR test results. PEP is a combination of antiretroviral drugs used in exactly the same dosage that we use to treat active HIV infection. Therefore, these drugs can inhibit HIV replication and... 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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Reuse of slipped off condom during withdrawal Please HELP!!!!!!!

Posted by Noctis_21, 2 Replies
Any of these risks?

I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger. and... 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 »

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 »