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HIV-1 Latent Infection In Exposed Seronegative Individuals

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk from this occupational exposure is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. However, it is imperative that all occupational exposures (or potential exposures) Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. Blood/saliva squirted into his eye (he was not wearing his protective eyewear. The patient was HIV positive (as noted in his file, which my husband did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquiring HIV from your careless (and inconsiderate) husband are essentially nonexistent (assuming he's had no other occupational exposures, including those he may not have even recognized or considered due to his lax standards for preventing the... Read more »

Exposed to an HIV+ Partner

Hello!Im in South africa and i love this site,its informative!!I need advise on certain issue. Im a male who is hiv- and circumsized,and my girlfriend is Hiv +.we have been together for 3 months and always used protection until last nite during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquiring HIV from unprotected (broken-condom) insertive vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Taking PEP will significantly decrease your HIV-acquisition risk. If your girlfriend is on antiretroviral... Read more »

HIV Expose and bizarre PEP treatment

I received oral sex (penis and anal) from a homeless woman whose HIV status is unknown. After 9 days of the exposure I went to see an internal medicine physician for testing. He told me that since the infection was recent he could give me a PEP of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your internal medicine physician told you what???? I'd strongly recommend you fire him immediately and find a more competent physician. Your current guy isn't doing you any favors and his comments about PEP are far from "bizarre." They are... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...opportunistic infections,such as tuberculosis, if one or both parents have HIV and an accompanying opportunisticinfection. Like HIV itself, some opportunistic infections, such as cytomegalovirusor hepatitis viruses, can be passed from mother to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Pool of Latently Infected, "Resting" Cells Established Early in HIV Infection

...resting CD4+ T cells appears to occur around the time of the initial burst of virus replication seen in most patients with acute HIV infection." Drs. Chun, Fauci and colleagues report their latest findings in the July 21, 1998, issue of the ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication

...says Dr. Paul, "then a major focus in developing vaccines should be on those parameters and molecular events that facilitate latent infection. These parameters are presently poorly understood." Dr. Paul recently served as director of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or... Read more »
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Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
...Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg Read more »