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Hiv Prophylactic Treatment

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Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates? How should AZT be seen; just as medication or intensive therapy? Thanks in advance....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure what the genesis of your question is regarding HIV preventative treatment in newborns of HIV infected mothers. But giving such HIV treatment to neonates would be considered standard of care in the appropriate situation.... Read more »

Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been... Read more »

AZT Post Prophylactic

What do you know about using AZT as a post prophylactic in case a woman has had unprotected sex... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommends Prophylactic Antiretroviral Drug Regimen for People Exposed to HIV Through Unprotected Sex, Shared Needles

CDC on Thursday in a "major policy shift" recommended that people exposed to HIV through unprotected sexual intercourse, sexual assault, shared needles or accidents receive immediate treatment with antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection, the AP/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? ... 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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Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

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Early treatment for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I got HIV from oral sex. I began treatment within a month of infection. This site discusses the risks of oral sex and the possible benefits of early treatment.
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