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Chance Of Getting Hiv From One High Risk Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar ways as a vaccine. Fact Sheet 159 has more information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle stick," when a health care worker accidentally gets jabbed with a needle containing HIV-infected...
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HIV Exposed

Hi Doctor,I have been seeing a guy for 6 months now it was going really well then one night 2 months ago we got very drunk and had unprotected sex I was the bottom, it was only for about 10 minutes it was not rough sex and he never ejaculated in me,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. That your partner did not ejaculate inside you would decrease the HIV-transmission risk somewhat. However, Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks, if tolerated. Who Should Use PEP?Workplace ExposurePEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle... Read more »

No sleep from 2 days! (NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this forum. You should find the information and testimonials enlightening and reassuring.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure... Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I did something stupid and was jerking a guy and when he ejaculated, some go in my eyes. I wiped with a tissue and then immediately rinsed with water. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quantity of semen from an unknown person. This fact is beyond doubt. However, now I am very worried about getting HIV from this exposure to the semen or even Hep C. I am petrified. What should I do? What are my chances of getting HIV or HEP C?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Families of Philippine Seafarers Exposed to High Risks of HIV Infection

... Men -- chiefly seafarers -- returning from contract work abroad accounted for 35 percent of new HIV infections in the Philippines last year, according to the country's National AIDS Council. "The confluence of 'mobile men' with Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...in English, en EspaƱol. Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective... Read more »
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Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...Stopped then and there. I know I have to wait 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... Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they Read more »

RNA Testing Question/Exposure Risk

Posted by Guest09, 1 Reply
...plugged with cough. Are they likely unrelated? Is all good? Doctor ordered RNA test to put me at ease. Have heard they have high rate of false-positive. How high of a rate? For info, my exposure was receiving protected anal, but at one... Read more »