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High Risk Exposure And Persistent Symptoms

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possible exposure

Dear Dr. Greetings. I would like to know if you can help me with a question that I have. About seven weeks ago, I did an incredibly stupid thing: I went to a massage parlor in Atlantic City and had protected sex with a CSW using a latex condom. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed correct and you have not contracted HIV. False-negative results are not a problem with PCR testing.Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best, assuming a latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break).Unfortunately I cannot... Read more »

High Risk Exposure - Please answer

I had a high risk exposure 7 months ago and have had some persistent night sweats, rashes, and... Read more »

How long can antibodies be detected?

Dear Dr. McGowan,Would a person's HIV antibody level still be high enough to detect on a standard... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...would also be similarly inactivated by chlorination. To date, there have been no documented human cases of influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water. Can 2009 H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Updated Label Information for Sustiva (Efavirenz)

...reported defects with first-trimester exposure was a neural tube defect. A single case of anophthalmia with first-trimester exposure to efavirenz has also been prospectively reported; however, this case included severe oblique facial clefts and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...Hepatitis B Vaccines Box 4: Groups Recommended for Preexposure Hepatitis B Vaccination Table 5: Postexposure Prophylaxis for Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus in Correctional Settings Box 5: Method to Determine Cost-Effectiveness of... Read more »
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MC...a word about my symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...You wanted to know about my symptoms? Here it is: HIV infection never entered my mind until, about five days after a high risk exposure, I developed terrible nasal congestion in the middle of a hot summer. I wasn't necessarily worried about... Read more »

Fever 7 weeks after high risk exposure

Posted by EuropeMan, 1 Reply
I developed a cough 5 weeks and a fever 7 weeks after unprotected viginal sex with a French stripper in Japan. The cough was with green flem so the doc gave me an antibiotic and the low grade fever disapeared. I live in a house with 4 other people... Read more »

Please help me with test advice!!!!!! (DNA/RNA)

Posted by notanonymous, 3 Replies
...ok, i have tested neg at 5 months past "high-risk" and 10-13 weeks (might as well say 10) since "low-risk" exposure. i have had all kinds of symptoms and eye floaters and sore Read more »

Is this a high-risk exposure???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...fingering her I put on the condom, but remember touching the inside of it before puting it on. Is this a possible means of exposure? Also does ARS resemble the Flu or a Cold? After this encounter about 6 weeks I had a terrible cold. I... Read more »