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Getting A Prescription For Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar ways as a vaccine. Fact Sheet 159 has more 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 "needle stick," when a health care worker accidentally gets jabbed with a needle containing HIV-infected...
Ask the Experts

No sleep from 2 days! (NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this forum. You should find the information and testimonials enlightening and reassuring.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Occupational Exposure

Hi Dr Frascino, I am a medical resident and today suffered an occupational injury from an AIDS patient. I was placing a 20G IV when the patient jumped and it stuck my finger. The injury wasn't very deep, but I had a bit of blood from the puncture...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are all in your favor. As you are a medical resident, I suggest you review the CDC's formal guidelines for occupational HIV exposures and treatment. The document can be downloaded at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm. You... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Hello Doctor,I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your PEP regimen is a standard treatment for high-risk exposures. Overall, given that you started treatment very soon after Read more »

taking anti-retro regularly as a prohylaxis? (PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hase there been any research on developing a medication as a ant-retro prophylaxis? The idea would be, if you are negative and sexually active, take a pill a day and you would reduce your risk.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...before and during travel to prevent the disease. The medicine to prevent illness is then already in their bloodstream if they are exposed to the malaria parasite.Researchers believe that the same concept may work to protect people from HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

..."at-risk individuals need to be empowered to make improved risk calculations from an increased perception that they could be exposed to HIV if they continue their current behavior patterns," the authors concluded. "The concern is that PEPSE was... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...Cost-Effectiveness of nPEP Evidence of Current Practice Evaluation of Persons Seeking Care After Potential Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV Evaluation for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hepatitis, and Emergency Contraception ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...before and during travel to prevent the disease. The medicine to prevent illness is then already in their bloodstream if they are exposed to the malaria parasite. Researchers believe that the same concept may work to protect people from HIV... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...Hi all, I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month. My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said I need to wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »

what is PEP?

Posted by MsLola13, 1 Reply
...I read somewhere about PEP? What is this? Is this what a negetive person would take if they thought they were exposed to the virus? You have to take it within 72 hours or something? How do I get this - can i get it from my doc? Reason i ask, Read more »