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Follow Up Care After Hiv Exposure

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,WOO-HOO! Are you actually admitting I was right??? WOWZA! Well spank my butt and call me a Republican. I can hardly believe the words I'm reading! BRAVO K for believing your definitive and conclusive test results. Many folks who have... Read more »

Follow up: Not Psycosomatic, Just trying to save my life. I somehow had accidental exposure for sure..

Hi dr.bob;You're a great man dr.bob and I deeply appreciate your continued effort to put up with my follow up posts! You are the only person i have to guide me through this. I'm very calm and collected, rationally thinking so there is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,Your post did not pose any additional questions or provide any new information. My assessment and recommendations remain unchanged. See below.Please note I'm not denying you have symptoms; I'm merely advising HIV is not the cause.... Read more »

follow up - Exposure to Blood on Paper Towels

Hi Doctor Bob,I wrote you previously regarding my concerns about non-intact skin on my left hand being exposed to blood from a fellow student in an undergraduate lab. I really appreciated your quick response and have taken your message to heart. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Me.Welcome back to the forum.Regarding your sore throat, you can have your doctor check that out any time you wish. There are all sorts of causes for sore throats, ranging from post-nasal drip to strep throat to deep throating!I agree with... Read more »

health care exposure

Dear doctor, as a health care worker in Germany i was exposed to HIV while getting injured by a hole-needle just after having implanted it. Unfortunately it showed up, that the person (african woman with hepatic unclear tumor, fevering) was positiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In general I do not recommend PCR for routine HIV screening. I would suggest you follow the guidelines published by the U.S. Public Health Service. They can be assessed at the following Web address:... Read more »
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Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »

Desperately seeking answers - the follow up...

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 2 Replies
Original post:

My apologies for starting a new thread, I thought I would just give all who are interested a follow up on my situation. I finally built up the... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »