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Author Topic: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?  (Read 1355 times)

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4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:05:30 PM »
Hi,

          Iam 29 male,from India. On last february 16 i had an unprotected exposure with CSW.At that time my condom was burrested.I put my penis almost 5 minits on her vagina.Within 3 hours i taken Duovir (zidovudine and lamivudine).i continued 4 days with lack of knowledge.After 1 month i got itchy bumps on my back and my chest.On the same day i felt itchy sensation on my palms and foot.Immediatly i consult skin specialist and take madicine( Dynalop5) for ten days. But when i stop the medicine immediatly i got red itchy bumps on my skin.I never felt any skin problems in my past life.Iam very much scared when i seen the symptoms of HIV.I taken several tests...

                 45 days DNA PCR test                        - Negative
                 2&3 months ELISA test                       -Negative
                 4 month HIV 1&2 antibody test
                  and p24 antigentest                          -Negative

 I got Hiv symptoms from last 3 months.
But my doubt is 4 days PeP can extend my window period?
    Today also i get itchy Red coloured bumps on my hands and my leg. Please suggest me.

Thanks.

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Re: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 01:11:14 PM »
Khan,

Taking PEP for four days will extend your window period by - four days. In other words, you're conclusively hiv negative.

You do NOT have hiv.

If you feel unwell or are concerned about your bumps, go see a doctor. Whatever is going on has nothing to do with hiv. You have conclusively ruled hiv out of the picture.

You do NOT have hiv.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Re: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 01:52:36 PM »
If i want to take test for STI which test can i take? Please suggest me for which is better test.

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Re: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 01:56:08 PM »
If i want to take test for STI which test can i take? Please suggest me for which is better test.

If you go to your clinic and ask for a full STI / STD panel they will guide and test for the appropriate things .

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Re: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 01:23:20 PM »
Hi,

         Today i met my doctor for show my skin symptoms. He said one scary word regarding HIV window period. that is if you had very little amount of virus in your body it will take more longer period to detect(6-9 months).
                             are you agree for these words.pls suggest me  :(



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Re: 4 days PEP can extend the window period?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 01:29:53 PM »
Khan,

Your doctor needs to go back to medical school. The window period for hiv testing has been THREE MONTHS for over a decade now.

You are CONCLUSIVELY hiv negative.

You do NOT have hiv.

End of story.

Ann
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