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Author Topic: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis  (Read 2692 times)

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Offline michaelesswein

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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« on: July 01, 2008, 10:58:03 PM »

Ok well I haven't exactly tested Poz, but I was exposed on Sunday night and went on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis the next day. I was luck to be able to find it where I live. The person said they're undetectable. The condom broke but there was no exchange of bodily fluids that i know of. I'm on 600mg of Atripla. . . I guess I'm just kind of nervous. Would like to hear anyone who has experience with P.E.P. and its effectiveness. . .

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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 11:52:51 PM »

Unless you've tested HIV positive and had that result confirmed by a subsequent test you're only permitted to post in the Am I Infected? forum. I Just Tested Positive is for HIV positive members only.


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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 12:30:53 AM »

Perhaps the best place to start is with our Lesson on Post Exposure Prophylaxis

If you have questions after you've read this lesson, you can ask them in this thread.


Offline michaelesswein

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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 12:47:29 AM »
Well thank you, but I just read information I already knew. . . . 

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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 08:28:29 AM »
Michael, several important factors are in your favor to test negative. This was a single incident and apparently no ejaculation took place. You started PEP right off and the other guy reports that he is undetectable.

Even if you test negative earlier, you do need to test at 13 weeks AFTER COMPLETING PEP in order to have a definitive negative result.

Good luck to you. Keep us posted.

Andy Velez

Offline michaelesswein

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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 06:16:46 PM »
Thanks Andy. Your words are very encouraging. Yeah the doctor is going to test me in a month again, and then in 6 months. He also told me to watch for the Sero-Conversion Symptoms, just in case

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Re: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 02:54:01 AM »

You don't need to test in six months, you only need to test three months after your last dose of PEP.

Like Andy, I fully expect you to test negative after this one-time, no ejaculation incident with someone with an undetectable viral load. Even without PEP.

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