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Exposure Does Not Equal Transmission

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Repeated exposure to PEP

Hi, my question relates to repeated exposure to PEP. 3 months after the completion of my first exposure to PEP, I unfortunately find myself on it a second time. My partner is positive and is undetectable but these two slip ups occured, despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Exposure to PEP does not "lower the body's general immune system or make it less responsive to subsequent courses of PEP." The length of 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 »

Risk of F to M transmission with no-break condom?

My brother went to Tijuana last weekend and had sex with a stripper. He said that he used a... Read more »
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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 to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Anticipated Results and Impact

...be made available to people who need or want it? If the drugs prove safe and effective in one population, will they work equally well in other populations? If studies show that PrEP reduces the risk of HIV transmission, will people... Read more »
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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

...HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The goal of PEP is to prevent the establishment of HIV infection in a person recently exposed to the virus. PEP is not appropriate, and may be harmful, for people with early or established HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...Pet ferrets with naturally occurring 2009 H1N1 infection have exhibited illness similar in severity to that seen in ferrets exposed to seasonal influenza viruses and to 2009 H1N1 virus in laboratory settings. Clinical signs exhibited have... Read more »
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Scared as hell, what are my chances?

Posted by Panicman, 4 Replies
...I'm a 25 year old male who's been exposed to a poz man. About 3 days ago we had unprotected sex. He did oral on me for about 2 minutes and I topped him for about 1 minute Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is exposed multiple times, then the body can no longer eliminate HIV? Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Im about 2 1/2 weeks past "exposure". I haven't really had any symptoms that I am aware of....other than a somewhat sore throat, and some sinus drainage in my throat. Read more »

Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contracting HIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, and somehow I will Read more »