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Hiv And Postexposure Prophylaxis

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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, 2 two... Read more »
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 HIV PEP have been followed in one location.... 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 2003 to January 2005. Sexual assault patients of all ages were... Read more »
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Urgent! Should I start post-exposure prophylaxis?

My husband of 10 years is an HIV+ Hemophiliac. We have always had protected sex. His viral load is indetectable and has remained so for over 4 years. Last night his condom broke, it was not discovered immediatley. He did not ejaculate in me but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Question about PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis)

I may have been exposed to HIV in this this saturday when i had sex with a female frien of mine, then, about 10 hours later i went to my doctor and he gave me Post-exposure prophylaxis. My doctor prescribed to me Biovir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting your question about PEP.1) HIV medications do not contain the virus, so there is absolutely no way that you would receive the virus (attenuated or not) by taking the pills.2) HIV medications work by stopping the... Read more »

post-exposure prophylaxis

Hi Dr. Joe, Thank you again for your previous answer. I appreciate it.I took the HIV-1 DNA by PRC Test and the HIV-1 Abs on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative. I have never tested positive on any HIV tests. I've been taking a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your follow-up.No the medications you took would not have affected the PCR tests. Don't worry.Joe... Read more »

Post-exposure prophylaxis

Hos does PEP work?It is starting to get quite popular here down under, but I dont understand how it actually works. If PEP blocks a cell cycle in replication, how come the meds dont 'cure'HIV? What is the percentage of effectivity of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
PEP, 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 »
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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 my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... 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 »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

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 »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi 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 »