Hiv And Postexposure Prophylaxis
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Updated Information Regarding Antiretroviral Agents Used as HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational HIV ExposuresIn 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, 2 two... Read more »
Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence ComplianceThe 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 HIV PEP have been followed in one location.... Read more »
HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Use Among Ontario Female Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims: A Prospective AnalysisThe authors examined HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) -- its provision, uptake, adherence, and other related factors -- among female sexual assault survivors from September 2003 to January 2005. Sexual assault patients of all ages were... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Yes, I would recommend PEP. Your husband's HIV specialist should be able to arrange for this. If not, any emergency room or urgent care clinic should be well versed and equipped to get you started on treatment immediately. You should then... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESPEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis works by preventing viral replication. Productive viral replication results in the insertion of the HIV chromosome into our genes-- hence it becomes part of our cell's own chromosomes and can be very... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello 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 exposure, your benefit from PEP should be at their maximum.However, other that what I've... Read more »
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Posted by MF2010Hi 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 my partner was HIV infected.
Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm happily married and monogamous for the past 10 years. Ten days ago 5 minutes of drunken stupidity could have changed all that.
I had gone to a strip club (which is a rarity for me). I got way too drunk and stupid, and got a lap dance. The... Read more »
Posted by character28, 2 RepliesHi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »
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