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Exposure Time Of Hiv To Development Of Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
Ask the Experts

EMERGENCY ROOM DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PEP! (NEW YORK STATES PEP TOOL) (TOOL TO OFFER FAST HELP FOR HIV EXPOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob,I live in New York (the state not the city). I had a significant HIV exposure and went to an ER. The doc and staff never heard of PEP. What's up with that?Zorro
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Exposure By RONI CARYN RABIN, New York Times, September 8, 2009Time is of the essence in treating someone who may have been exposed to the AIDS virus. Starting Wednesday, emergency room doctors throughout New York State will be just a computer... Read more »

Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree PEP is warranted. A full course of PEP is 28 days, not 3 months. Post-PEP testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Adherence to the PEP regimen is 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 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
...72 hours) after an exposure. I'll reprint some information below from the archives about PEP.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for... Read more »

Does Repeated Exposure Affect Testing?

Hello,If, say, your partner unwittingly contracts HIV and continues to have sex with you will tests still show up positive 3 months out from first exposure even though you have been exposed again to the same person more recently?Thanks a lot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello T,Most folks who become infected with HIV will develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks following exposure and primary Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...TDF/FTC, in conjunction with behavioral interventions, in reducing sexual HIV acquisition in a multinational population of MSM exposed to HIV through high-risk sex. 4 A recent safety study of PrEP with TDF among 400 MSM in the United States... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan Prostitutes Offer Hope for AIDS Vaccine

...A group of prostitutes in Nairobi's Majengo red-light district have remained HIV-negative despite long exposure to HIV-positive men. Scientists studying the group of women hope to discover what has kept the women HIV-negative and use their Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Internet Strategies for Alerting Partners About HIV, STI Exposure

...Times on Tuesday examined the use of various Web-based tools that allow people to alert their sexual partners about possible exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. According to the Times , research indicates that men who... Read more »
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Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...would appreciate any input. If the white spot (OHL?) seems to show up 6-8 months later is this possible if one was to contact HIV? I have had no other symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss (in fact I believe I have gained weight), no loss of... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...used in the new test produces results faster than current tests, which can detect HIV in blood 12 days after a person has been exposed to the virus, according to the Journal. The test still must undergo long-term studies to gain FDA approval, the... Read more »