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Occupational Late Seroconversion

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means
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PEP and Seroconversion

I'm a 26 yr old male and had a supposed exposure to HIV (insertive vaginal sex) on January 4, 2008. Following which I had started with PEP, Zidovudine 300 mg + Lamivudine 150 mg, for 6 weeks. The PEP started within 36 - 48 hours of exposure. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The current recommendations for non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) are for a 28-day course of therapy followed by post-PEP HIV-antibody testing at three and six Read more »

Occupational Exposure

Hi there,I'll try to make this short(ish). I've been toying with the idea of seeking your counsel for a while since finding you on the web and reading that your transmission was occupational, and I am worried that I may be in the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Medical Resident,Immediately after your possible occupational exposure, I'm assuming you reported and documented the incident. If not, you should have. Often it's possible to review the source Read more »

Is it too late for PEP?

Hello. Thank you so much for the speedy response to my question from a few days ago (see below). At the risk of wearing out my welcome, is it too late for me to consider PEP? I will follow-up with a HIV specialist, as you suggested, but may not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of PEP in 400 cases of possible sexual exposure to HIV, not one person became infected with HIV. Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure?HIV exposure at work is usually a one-time accident. Other HIV exposures may be due to unsafe... Read more »

late seroconversion question

Hello Calvin,I know you are very busy but I can't get my question answered by anyone else. I would greatly appreciate your knowledge and experience in this matter.I had two encounters where i gave unprotected oral sex to a man of unknown HIV status....
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...only had two cases of seroconversion after the three-month mark. Subsequently, both particular people I'm referring to had occupational exposures. So, I must reiterate that a 12-week Elisa is conclusive. In terms of risk, unprotected oral sex... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...punctures from HIV-contaminated needles or were otherwise exposed to HIV-contaminated blood. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact sheet, " Preventing Occupational HIV Transmission to Healthcare... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...Are We to an AIDS Vaccine? There is currently no effective AIDS vaccine. Data from a large trial in Thailand were released in late 2009. The study looked at using standard prevention techniques with or without the vaccine. Participants who got... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...other changes in their bodies. The number of 55-to-64-year-old single people in the US increased about 1.5million in the late 1990s. Most of these people were women. If you are in thisgroup and are thinking about dating, you need to be aware... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...several batches of nelfinavir. Nelfinavir was recalled by the European Medicines Agency. However, this was reversed several months later. The FDA recommended that nelfinavir not be used by pregnant women or in children until new manufacturing... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This... Read more »


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late serconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has there ever been a case where someone has tested negative out to 10 months post exposure and then later went on to test positive, with no further risks of exposure to HIV. Does Everybody make antibodies. Thanks Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »