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Emergency Treatment For Hiv

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Emergency HIV test, treatment

I fear I have been exposed to HIV. Should/Can I go to a local ER to be rapid-tested and treated in hope to stave any permanent infection as first responders, medical staff, rape victims, or the MS newborn do? I don't have a primary care...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If you think that you've been exposed to HIV, medications can be used to help reduce the risk of becoming infected. This post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is very effective if started within 72 hours of exposure and... Read more »

Just started PEP emergency treatment

My clinic gave me PEP after I had unprotected sex with a man who I know is bi-sexual and has slept... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Aging and HIV: Emerging Issues in Research, Treatment and Care

Table of Contents Introduction Epidemiology of HIV and Aging Comorbidities Associated With HIV and Aging Mental Health and HIV Challenges and Resiliencies Moving Forward Selected Sources Introduction Thanks to better HIV treatments... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

S. Africa: Report Suggests Preparing for "Emergencies" to Prevent Disrupted ARV Treatment

A report (.pdf) from the Health Economies and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa recommends strategies that can be used to keep HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs during an emergency when treatment is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Emergence of Drug Resistance to ARVs Has Potential to "Curb, and Even Reverse" Gains Against HIV

Noting that the "[r]oll-out of antiretroviral treatment for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa has been accompanied by rising rates of drug resistance," Raph Hamers, a global health research fellow at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Data Needed on Populations at Risk of HIV In Emergency Settings, Experts Say

"More information about groups vulnerable to HIV infection during emergencies -- including those labeled 'most at-risk populations' (MARPs) -- is needed to improve humanitarian HIV programming, experts say," IRIN reports. "'In tense situations... Read more »
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symptoms stong enough to go the emergency room

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have read that some people have no symptoms at all and some may have symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room. Is there ANYONE in here that experienced symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room and what were they. Will anyone share? Read more »


Posted by boricuaqueen79, 2 Replies
I have been with my children's father for quite some time, on and off. We're both hiv+. He was deported and got in trouble in his country, and i got angry. i didn't contact him for some time, and he thought i left him. but i always speak my mind... Read more »

I scheduled emergency session with counseler

Posted by needhelp02, 2 Replies
I scheduled a 1:30 appointment with a counseler this afternoon. Right after I take the PCR test. I am reaching out for help. I just read on Webmd that someone's boyfriend had tested neg every year for 6 to 7 years and then got sick with pnuenomia... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... Read more »