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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 Read more »

Prophylaxis for HIV

Would you consider prophylaxis for HIV infection in a male who has had unprotected anal sex with... Read more »

Updated HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

I recently got stuck with a needle which was in an HIV positive patient's gum. The needle did not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Prophylaxis to Prevent Perinatal HIV Transmission in St. Petersburg, Russia: Too Little, Too Late

... The researchers evaluated the type and timing of prophylaxis on mother-to-child HIV transmission in St. Petersburg, Russia. The authors used surveillance data for 1,498 HIV-infected women who delivered between Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...Primary and secondary prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia have achieved unqualified success in reducing the morbidity and mortality that were Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective in HIV-Infected Individuals tuberculosis (TB) is an effective alternative to the year-long regimen currently prescribed for persons co-infected with HIV and TB bacteria, a five-year international study has found. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Recently Released Studies on Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis, Millennium Development Goals

... " Reduction in Preterm Delivery and Neonatal Mortality After the Introduction of Antenatal Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis Among HIV-Infected Women With Low CD4 Cell Counts ," Journal of Infectious Diseases : Jan Walter of Columbia University's Read more »
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hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. The doctors here... Read more »


Posted by kenya
...Hi guys. i was just reflecting on this hiv+ business. i know that the world has started to come to grips with the threat this virus poses for the future. but for the past; Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Anyone found anything on this? Read more »