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  • 26 day exposure. On PEP.

    Hi Doctor Tan,

    I am on PEP, from your clinic with Dr Chester. Currently it’s 26 days post exposure, just tested negative on Alere hiv combo the rapid test at AFA anonymous.

    would like to check when is it appropriate to do the hiv test? Is 26 days post exposure enough to be conclusive? I still got 4 more days of pep medication to go.
    Last edited by Etio2; 07-02-2019, 10:10 PM.

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    It is not conclusive but it certainly is very comforting.
    Based on this test I would say I am > 90% sure you do not have HIV.
    Current clinical guidelines still recommend testing for HIV 3 months post exposure for people who have taken PEP.
    That said, from my personal experience, I have never seen anyone who has taken PEP test negative at 1 month post exposure then positive at 3 months.
    In short, I think you're OK.
    The link below has more info.
    Chill man.
    HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) has been established as a cornerstone of HIV prevention in the last 20 years. With newer, well-tolerated medications and better access to medical care, PEP has shown itself to be a safe and effective weapon in our arsenal against HIV infection.   Read: A Guide to HIV PrEP & HIV PEP

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    • #3
      Thank you Doctor Tan.

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