Do Pep Drugs Delay The Body In Producing Antibodies

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I took PEP way to late

hi dr bob I had a exposure about 7.5 weeks back like a weirdo I went and got pep at 6 weeks and took 1 pill my question is when I test at 13 weeks will that 1 dose of pep delay my conclusive result or can I WooHoo at my 13 week result if its...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since the exposure.Your single dose of antiretrovirals at six weeks will not affect the accuracy or validity of your 13-week HIV-antibody test.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

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...likelihood of transmission. So give the standard first dose and then you can think later and tweak it later. But if you wait, if you delay the initiation of PEP, it can result in transmission. Can you update this information any time you want,... Read more »
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Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...exposure and seroconversion) Technical errors HIV-2 (for tests designed to detect only HIV-1) Other rare possibilities: Delayed antibody synthesis in infants and persons receiving post-exposure prophylaxis or with concurrent acute... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...through the anxiety of one test at eight weeks, another at three months and a third at six months? What if having hepatitis C delayed HIV antibodies from presenting past the window period? Would I need to keep testing after 12 months? Is it... Read more »
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Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...getting extra doses of Hepatitis A vaccine is not harmful. What should be done if the last dose of Hepatitis A vaccine is delayed? The second or last dose should be given by a health professional as soon as possible. The first dose does... Read more »
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