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Hiv Positive After Single Exposure

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HIV Expose and bizarre PEP treatment

I received oral sex (penis and anal) from a homeless woman whose HIV status is unknown. After 9 days of the exposure I went to see an internal medicine physician for testing. He told me that since the infection was recent he could give me a PEP of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comments about PEP are far from "bizarre." They are flat out wrong.You are correct: PEP must be started within 72 hours.Regarding HIV diagnostic screening. HIV PCR tests are generally not recommended, due to their rate of false-positives, other... 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... Read more »

Cheating husband...HIV exposure risk??

Hi Dr. Bob : I have sort of a statistical question...I am married & have children with my wife ...I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Research Rationale

...measures. How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? The concept of providing a preventive drug before exposure to an infectious agent is not new. For example, travelers to an area where malaria is common are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan Prostitutes Offer Hope for AIDS Vaccine

...A group of prostitutes in Nairobi's Majengo red-light district have remained HIV-negative despite long exposure to HIV-positive men. Scientists studying the group of women hope to discover what has kept the women HIV-negative and use their Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Safeguards and Services for Trial Participants

...or public programs for needed medical and social services. To help guide treatment decisions and to determine whether prior exposure to tenofovir or tenofovir plus emtricitabine affects the course of disease, testing will be provided for viral... Read more »
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I just about had it with this crap

Posted by scared2, 3 Replies
...there for once I called a hotline where they made it sound like it would virtually take a miracle to not get infected from this exposure, after scaring me shitless, I went to the local clinic where the doctor told me dont buy into it, it is very... Read more »

occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
...I 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 Read more »

Negative at 24 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 24 weeks after an exposure. I also tested negative at 12 weeks. Can I assume I don't have HIV or do I need to wait the full year before I can say I'm Read more »

confused about cdc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...seroconversion 6--12 months after known exposure have been reported (134). Extended follow-up testing beyond 6 months after exposure to account for possible delayed seroconversion is not generally recommended and should be based on clinical... Read more »