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    Hi,
    I was exposed to hiv on 25 June 2020 when the man put blood in a wound that he created near my vagina. I did not take PEP. Two weeks later I had sex and the man removed the condom during sex, and I went for PEP which I started 30 hours later. After two doses of PEP, I did a hiv PCR to see if the first exposure (from 25th Jun caused an infection). The PCR test result was negative. I was worried that the two days of pep might have affected the result to give a false negative. Please advice.

    While taking pep, I had symptoms such as thrush, skin burning, pricking on feet, and night sweats. I got anxious and went crazy, which led me to have a third exposure 6 days before finishing pep. (We used a condom but I was not sure if he had broken the condom by pricking holes in it).

    my tests so far are as follows:
    -One week after PEP, I took a fourth gen antibody test, it was negative.
    -20 days after PEP I took a PCR test which came out negative.
    but I still have some symptoms like I feel pricking on my feet and hands, bad smell and taste in mouth, skin burning, and skin around toes is peeling.
    Do you think that the PCR is conclusive 20 days after pep (even with my unsure possible exposure)? My doctor says that the PCR is conclusive but I’m not sure.

  • #2
    result ? any
    i have same symptoms like you have thrush, burning feet . is it because of pep

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    • #3
      I don’t know, but it’s now 12 weeks after Pep and my result is negative. (Took a fourth generation rapid test 2 days ago and at 7 weeks after pep I had done an Ag/Ab test and it was also negative).

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      • #4
        Thanks for Replying
        As per the guidelines and protocols, you are absolutely negative, same here i am on my 7 th week after exposure and 3 weeks after pep, i am having fatigue, prickling feet, sinus infection with headache and more over anxiety which kills me to the core, Yet to be tested at 12th week
        Are you sure the man has HIV?
        what about your doctor? Is the doctor confirmed you as negative?
        How did you overcome the anxiety, stress over this period? If you are okay with me, Please help me

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        • #5
          Hi Vikki,
          I still have so much anxiety and now kind of depressed. Yes he is positive.
          The anxiety is being taken care of by prescription medication, but it’s too bad I can hardly do anything now. The doctors say I’m negative and I don’t need to worry.

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          • #6
            hi cmk member,
            I am sorry to hear about your anxiety , did you had any other symptoms after completing pep , as far as i know i think you don't need to worry as PEP prevented your infection, Also doctors told to not to worry, you should move on and be cautious for the future.
            Did they told you to take any further test?
            what was your pep regime?
            AVOID ANY EXPOSURE with positive if so be safe , we know how much anxiety it will gives, NO sex will equal that.
            TAKE B12 SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMIN D
            Last edited by Vikki; 11-06-2020, 11:28 PM.

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            • #7
              Yes I had so many symptoms, so that got me worried.

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              • #8
                Did they told to take any further test?
                Or They concluded as u Negative?
                Now you have any symptoms

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                • #9
                  More than 5 doctors have said that I don’t need a further test. The symptoms are not there much anymore. But they were so many after finishing pep.

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                  • #10
                    It must be a possible longterm side effects of PEP. Dont worry you will be alright i think your pep regime was tenofovir emtricitabine dolutegravir

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                    • #11
                      Hey CMK HOW ARE YOU NOW

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