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Chances Of Contracting Hiv With One Exposure

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Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Post-PEP testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Adherence to the PEP regimen is essential for maximizing potential for aborting an HIV infection. A two-day... Read more »

Does Repeated Exposure Affect Testing?

Hello,If, say, your partner unwittingly contracts HIV and continues to have sex with you will tests... 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... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...infection to instead prevent infection. That means giving HIV-negative adults antiretroviral medicines before they are ever exposed to HIV, an idea known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Scientists have already begun clinical trials to test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Independent Online Examines "Hurdles" in Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Rape Survivors in Kenya

...overcome to obtain post-exposure prophylaxis, which can reduce their chance of contracting HIV if started within 72 hours after exposure to the virus ( Independent Online , 5/9). PEP usually involves taking a 28-day course of the antiretroviral... Read more »
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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night and now Im living with the fear of being exposed. Two nights ago I met a man in a night club who I didnt know really well. One thing led to another and I let him... 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 »

testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
...HIV+ early rather than much later? So why then do the experts say that testing is not needed if oral is their only possible exposure? Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person Read more »