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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....
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lymphadenopathy after risky exposure = HIV

Dear Dr. BobI write to you again (100% hiv infected 2010) because I have a problem. So I know you are a busy man. And I really do think u deserve so much for all the great work that u always provide to people living with HIV and WW regarding there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...finding???You have had numerous HIV-antibody tests and an undetectable quantitative ultrasensitive RT HIV RNA. Plus, the person you were exposed to (via broken condom) has tested HIV-antibody negative. However, you refuse to believe all these... Read more »

Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk from this occupational exposure is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. However, it is imperative that all occupational exposures (or potential exposures) Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. Blood/saliva squirted into his eye (he was not wearing his protective eyewear. The patient was HIV positive (as noted in his file, which my husband did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquiring HIV from your careless (and inconsiderate) husband are essentially nonexistent (assuming he's had no other occupational exposures, including those he may not have even recognized or considered due to his lax standards for preventing the... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommends Prophylactic Antiretroviral Drug Regimen for People Exposed to HIV Through Unprotected Sex, Shared Needles

... CDC on Thursday in a "major policy shift" recommended that people exposed to HIV through unprotected sexual intercourse, sexual assault, shared needles or accidents receive immediate treatment with antiretroviral Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of Increase in Perinatal Exposure to HIV Among Hispanics -- 20 Counties, Georgia, 1994-2002

...referred to the clinic because 1) HIV infection had been diagnosed in the mother preconception, and the infant had perinatal exposure to HIV or 2) the infant was believed to have acquired perinatal HIV infection from the mother. In this report,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana Man Booked With Exposing Wife to HIV

...Prison, and no information is available on his bond. There is some question among the legal community as to whether the HIV exposure is covered under Louisiana law prohibiting "AIDS exposure." Back to other CDC news for May 17, 2002 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientist Who Exposed Chinese SARS Cover-Up Released From Jail, Plans to Work on Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...government cover-up of the country's SARS epidemic has been released from custody and says he plans to work to fight China's AIDS epidemic, the Toronto Star reports (Regg Cohn, Toronto Star , 7/21). Jiang Yanyong, who in 2003 wrote a... Read more »
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Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible risk... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and... 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 »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »