Can Post Exposure Prophylaxis Help Me
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Posted by MF2010Hi all,
I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.
Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyPains in inner thighs, acheing armpits (but no swelling) feeling weak, diarreah. Incident was non protected vaginal insertive. Is it my mind? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI am a victim of rape and I know that he didn't use protection and that is all I know about him. I am so scared that I am going to have hiv. I had a test done at four weeks after which was negative and now my DR reccomends one at 7 weeks then... Read more »
Posted by 908320498, 10 RepliesHi guys,
Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.
Please help me.
45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »
Posted by Timmy, 1 ReplyGot tested 93,94 and 108 days by CMIA test - it came non reactive and also HIV RNA test at 108 days which was undetectable but I am again worried now after exhaustion, appetite loss , continuos sore throat and swollen lymph. And testing guidelines... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.Your PEP regimen is a standard treatment for high-risk exposures. Overall, given that you started treatment very soon after exposure, your benefit from PEP should be at their maximum.However, other that what I've... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillCombivir can be tough. Truvada may be a better option. Both are best when taken with a third agent. If Combivir is all you can get, anti-nausea meds may help a bit but won't help your other symptoms. Talk to your doctor to see if the exposure... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThank you for your question.Sounds like some of your side effects are due to zidovudine (part of Combivir; the fatigue, achiness, nausea)-- these often improve with time, however, in the short-term, taking the medication with some food often helps;... Read more »
Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?"Failures of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to prevent seroconversion have been reported and are often associated with ongoing risk exposure," the authors wrote. "Understanding why men who have sex with men (MSM) access... Read more »
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