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Does Pep Work For Hiv Prevention

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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.
Ask the Experts

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
...and behavioral. During trials, all participants must receive state-of-the-art HIV risk-reduction counseling and other proven HIV prevention interventions. Even if these trials demonstrate that PrEP can reduce HIV transmission, it is equally... Read more »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV infections are still happening. Do you think that your prevention efforts are really useful? If the only use of condoms should prevent HIV from spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I agree condoms alone are not enough to end the pandemic. See below.Dr. BobPrevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)May 5, 2009 Dr. B, HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story.... Read more »

how do I know PEP is working?

Dear Dr. I had a penetrative anal intercourse with a male prostitute, I was wearing a condom but the chances it came off are 50%, as I was too drunk to keep it well, so there is that 50% chance it came off.Over the next day I develop sweats and also...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...extremely high. So you should check with your provider as to what tests he or she performed when you were first seen. Also, PEP or post exposure prophylaxis is not the treatment for acute HIV infection. PEP is given to prevent HIV acquisition.... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might imagine and condoms alone are not the "end of story"... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Is HIV Treatment HIV Prevention?

... -- Robert Grant, MD Visit www.sfaf.org/hivision to download an audio recording of the forum, titled "Is HIV Treatment HIV Prevention?" As antiretroviral drugs have become increasingly effective (and tolerable), more people are living... Read more »
Project Inform

Talking to Your Doctor About nPEP

...standard antibody test in 4-6 weeks. Confirm negative results with follow-up tests in 3 and 6 months. Discuss and develop an HIV prevention plan. 1 If yes, nPEP might be a reasonable option. Step Two Are you currently HIV-positive? If... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...and/or multiple attackers. Some forced sexual acts involving wounds can place a victim at very high risk. In major cities, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is often offered to victims of sexual assault or rape. This month-long treatment with HIV... Read more »
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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. Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days. I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it Read more »