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Assualt with a used hypodermic needle by homeless man

My daughter was attacked by a homeless man with a hypodermic needle that was out of its sealed wrapping. Her doctor gave her only Lamivudine. my research shows this to be only half the PEP usually prescribed for healthcare workers. Should I be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for your post.You're correct, by current guidelines, PEP is minimally composed of two medications. There are no guidelines that I'm aware of that recommend the use of lamivudine (Epivir) alone. You may already have seen these, but... Read more »

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Dr.Bob I was reading through the archives and I came across a post that said " If you use a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Davis Vetoes Bill Allowing Pharmacies to Sell Hypodermic Needles

...California Gov. Gray Davis vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles to adults without a doctor's prescription. Bill supporters said the measure was intended to reduce the number of cases of HIV Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mass. Governor Opposes Nonprescription Sale of Hypodermic Needles Despite Support From State Health Dept., Legal Officials

...Mitt Romney (R) on Wednesday said that the governor opposes legislation ( SB 1312 ) authorizing the nonprescription sale of hypodermic needles as a means of reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other bloodborne diseases in the state,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mass. Senate to Debate Bill That Would Authorize Nonprescription Sale of Hypodermic Needles

...and hepatitis C information ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/16/05). The bill also would decriminalize possession of a hypodermic needle. Gov. Mitt Romney (R) likely would veto the bill if it reached his desk, his spokesperson Eric... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California State Legislators Expected to Reintroduce Bill to Legalize Over-the-Counter Hypodermic Needle Sales

...California state legislators are soon expected to reintroduce a bill that would allow pharmacies across the state to sell hypodermic needles over-the-counter, a move some health officials believe will curb the spread of HIV and other bloodborne... Read more »
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...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

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...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »