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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

....) This has not yet been proven to avoid transmission between sex partners. Do not just take a few doses of your partner's medication! That might not be the right treatment. For PEP to work, it must be started very soon after exposure to HIV. Discuss PEP with your doctor in advance so that you know what your options will be in case something happens that exposes the negative partner to HIV. Having Children if the Man Has HIV Recent...
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Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Post-PEP testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Adherence to the PEP regimen is essential for maximizing potential for aborting an HIV infection. A two-day... Read more »

EMS Exposure (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST)

A patient of mine had projectile vomiting and some of it landed in my mouth and eyes. There was no way I could have avoided this. I do not think there is a risk of HIV transmission, however, the hospital put me on Viread and Combivir as a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission unless there is visible blood present. PEP was most likely not warranted. As with all people who have had a potential exposure significant enough to begin a PEP regimen, I recommend you be evaluated and followed by an HIV specialist... Read more »

Effectivess of taking PEP on the fifth day after exposure

Dear Dr. R Frascino,Am I HIV positive? This, to me, is what is on everyones lips and thought when writing to you. Been tested for HIV is the only TRUE and unchallenged answer to that question. But the issue of one going for HIV is not as easy as it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including HIV. That you jiga-jiga'ed with an ex who was HIV positive significantly increases your HIV acquisition risk.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is most effective when taken immediately after an HIV exposure. The longer the time lapse is... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...72 hours) after an exposure. I'll reprint some information below from the archives about PEP.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...no firm data exist, some recommend avoiding close contact for two weeks with those who have taken FluMist to avoid possible exposure to the live virus. In general, healthy people between 5 and 49 years of age can use FluMist. A flu vaccine... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
... I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was untested. I tested again this past November 23 and my last exposure date was November 5. I tested because on his last visit here he fell with pneumonia (we thought it was the flu... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I believe I was exposed to the Virus on Feb 7th. Had all the flu like symptoms, and still have not recovered. Still have the body pains, weight loss and Read more »

Could this be HIV symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just found out that I was exposed to the HIV virus a couple of times, and I am worried. The last possible exposure was in July. Back in February I had what I thought Read more »