Does Everyone Exposed To Hiv Get Infected

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Ask the Experts

HIV exposed, but not infected?

Has it been determined if some people can actually be exposed to the HIV virus and not become infected?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Some people have a genetic variation (known as delta-32 allele) that confers a strong, although not complete, resistance to HIV infection. This genetic variant apparently is not common. Read more »

Exposed but not infected with HIV?

1) Is it theoretically possible to be exposed but not infected to HIV? In the past I have had... 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. ... 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

...guidelines to assist health care workers in preventing and treating the secondary infections that can afflict U.S. children exposed to, or infected with, HIV, were published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Families of Philippine Seafarers Exposed to High Risks of HIV Infection

...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 money away from family and social connections and with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Yahoo! News Examines Increasing Use of Social Networking Sites to Reach People Exposed to HIV, Other STIs

...the rising number of public health agencies that are utilizing social networking Web sites to reach people who may have been exposed toHIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Health departments traditionally have used letters and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed toHIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
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