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Hiv And Varicella Exposure

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Un known HIV status and Varicella Vaccine

I may have been exposed to HIV 8-10 years ago. I recently received a Varicella vaccine after learning I was not immune. If I have no reaction (none whatsoever) is it possible that I do not have HIV since after 8 years my immune system should be very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.I think that you're putting the cart before the horse. I'd be worried less about the remote risk of vaccine safety issues with the fact that you haven't been HIV tested in many years.The vaccine is likely... Read more »

Varicella Zoster & HIV

I recently tested positive for HIV.About 15 years ago, I used to sell my plasma. My plasma... Read more »

Varicella (chicken Pox) Vaccination

Dear Dr. Henry,Thank you very much for your reply on the topic "just started treatment and... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after a known exposure. Currently, PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot Project Offers Gay Men Free Post-HIV Exposure Medication

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) reports it will provide free post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to gay men who may have been exposed to HIV through consensual sex. The project also will offer gay men counseling during PEP and after HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Promoting Safe and Effective Use in the United States

New Tool to Reduce the Risk of HIV Infection Among Gay and Bisexual Men In November 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the results of the iPrEx trial, a large research study examining whether a pill containing drugs used to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Anticipated Results and Impact

When will the results of the trials be available? If PrEP does prove to be effective at preventing HIV infection in this trial, how will the drugs be made available to people who need or want it? If the drugs prove safe and effective in one... Read more »
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Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

Hiv test after 3 years of exposure.

Posted by sammi0506, 1 Reply
Hi .. I am from Sydney Australia.

I was exposed to HIV. I had a HIV antibody and antigen test 3 years later. ( Blood sample) . It came back negative.

I am aware that there is a 3 month window period..
But my question is... Would there still be HIV... Read more »

Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »