Hiv Non-occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey Tulsa Guy,Your nearby "hopspital" has no clue what PEP is??? YIKES! That's shocking even for a square red state in the middle of the country!I doubt an HIV-knowledgeable physician would recommend a course of PEP for the type of... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. 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 or KNOWN to be at high... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Vegas-Doc,I've discussed this topic numerous times over the years. Check out the archives for a more detailed discussion.Briefly, IMHO (which I recently learned from my young niece means "in my humble opinion") a negative... 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 stars, 1 ReplyI have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive.
Although academically I understand the low risk factor, emotionally the experience has been hard. I am always... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesTaken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:
HIV Seroconversion in HCWs
Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyGeez,
After all the information out there about testing, accuracy, sensitivity, window periods, seroconversion, we have
a butthead posting that he has to test at 2 and 3 years. Can you believe this insanity? These people want to
be infected! I swear!... Read more »
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