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Health Care Worker Exposed To Hiv From Infected Patients

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Ask the Experts


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
...and by keeping the infection localized, so the immune system can prevent it from entering the bloodstream.Clinical trials of health care workers exposed to H.I.V. through their jobs suggest that people can reduce their risk of infection by 80... Read more »


Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I... Read more »

imposing HIV testing on source from exposed worker

Does the Ryan White law state that if a health care worker is exposed to a patient via needlestick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...exposure and continued for several weeks, has been associated with an 80 percent reduction in the risk of HIV infection among health care workers after needlesticks or other accidental exposures. Animal studies have shown that tenofovir,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Survey Suggests High Rate of HIV Exposure for Health Care Workers

... Hundreds of Canadian health care workers may have contracted HIV on the job, "greatly" exceeding government estimates, according to a University of Western Ontario report Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...(Yee, AP/ Chicago Tribune , 1/21). The move expands 1996 CDC guidelines that recommended post-exposure prophylaxis only for health care workers exposed to HIV through occupational accidents, USA Today reports (Manning, USA Today , 1/21). CDC... Read more »
Connect With Others

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »


Posted by REFLEXION, 2 Replies
HOLA EXPERTO, YO ME REFERIA A ESTO: Besos El contacto casual con besos con la boca cerrada o "beso social" no representa un riesgo de transmisin del VIH. Debido a la posibilidad de que se entre en contacto con la sangre al besar con la boca abierta... 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 »