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Updated HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

I recently got stuck with a needle which was in an HIV positive patient's gum. The needle did not have any associated blood. Would you recommend prophylactic AZT in such a case?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. When deciding on whether HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated in a specific case, you need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Was the patient KNOWN to be HIV positive Read more »

Prophylaxis warranted? Time Sensitive! Please

Dr. Rob,This is an emergency and time sensitive issue. I know food transmission has been asked... Read more »

Prophylaxis for HIV

Would you consider prophylaxis for HIV infection in a male who has had unprotected anal sex with... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

... The current study's authors compared two HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens for safety, outcome, and follow-up among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Amsterdam. From 2000, all MSM beginning Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Use Among Ontario Female Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims: A Prospective Analysis

... The authors examined HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) -- its provision, uptake, adherence, and other related factors -- among female sexual assault survivors from September Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Issues in HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis

...Decisions How Many Antiretrovirals Are Necessary? Other Possible Reasons to Use PEP The Present Situation Postexposure Prophylaxis Resources Selected Sources I Never Thought This Would Happen to Me JDB: Hi, this is Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Information Regarding Antiretroviral Agents Used as HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational HIV Exposures

... In 1996, the U.S. Public Health Service first recommended using antiretrovirals as postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 1 Since the updated HIV PEP recommendations in 2005, Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. The doctors here... Read more »

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »

elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
...Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis" remember that the recomendation to test up to 6 months is referring to people who undergone PEP. ... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »