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Hiv Prophylactics

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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? Prophylaxis means 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...
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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 advised to stop the treatment. However my question is if I do this and later in my career have another needle stick injury from a higher risk source how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Later use of HIV drugs for PEP should still work fine in majority of situations. KH... Read more »

prophylactic circumcision

I am an ob-gyn, and when my son was born 18 years ago, I did not have him circumcised. Recently he told me that he is gay, I have read the reports of 50-70% reduction in HIV transmission for MSM even if the circumcision is done as a young adult. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Mom,You want to convince your 18-year-old gay son to have a prophylactic circumcision???? OUCHAMAGOUCHA! Gosh, I wish I could be there to witness what happens when you break the news that you've invited a Mohel to dinner next... Read more »

AZT Post Prophylactic

What do you know about using AZT as a post prophylactic in case a woman has had unprotected sex with a man who is HIV positive and she is negative? Do you know when it should be used and how long it should be used to try to keep her positive? Is...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
What you are asking about is "Post Exposure Prophylaxis" (PEP) also known as "Post Exposure Treatment" (PET). Here is a response to a question about PEP that was posted on the "Safe Sex, Prevention, and Transmission"... Read more »
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New Topic: Has anyone ever taken PEP?

Posted by anxietyboy
Has anyone ever received Post Exposre Prophylaxis, for either a occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV???

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Exposed, but dating...

Posted by Exposed_Sunday, 1 Reply
So I was exposed Sunday, started post exposure prophylaxis Monday night, I have a long awaited second date with a guy tomorrow... I'm wondering when to bring this up? Kissing is considered a "safer" activity, but I'm wondering when as in which date... Read more »

condom use

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
has anyone ever got hiv from having sex with a condom on that didn't break? Read more »

Need an expert opinion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I need experts advice regarding the condom use. Is it 100% safe? I have a concern over my personal experience that I had sex with commercial sex workers when I travelled to ASEAN countries. I used condoms all the time, however when I talked with... Read more »