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Hiv Prophylaxis Antibiotics

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HIV and hip replacement

I am going to have hip replacement surgery. I am HIV+. I am told that I will need to take antibiotics after the surgery to prevent infection. Is this common? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Antibiotics are often given shortly before hip replacement surgery as prophylaxis. Use of routine antibiotics after routine uncomplicated hip replacement surgery may be up to the individual surgeon (variability Read more »

D/C MAC prophylaxis?

Dr. Holodniy, On 11/22/09 I asked:44 yo M diagnosed with HIV/AIDS on 5/4/09. (Last test 6 yr ago... Read more »

HIV/TB coinfection. ART and antibiotics?

We represent a PLWHA group in Kyrgyzstan. We care of a patient with HIV and TB co-infection. Can... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...malaria is endemic, strategies to prevent malaria and its consequences include vector control, prophylaxis, and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy. For U.S. travelers (including HIV-infected persons) to malarious areas, a combination... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combined ARV, Antibiotic Treatment Could Reduce HIV Mortality Among Patients in Resource-Limited Settings, Study Finds

...MRC in Uganda and Zimbabwe, for almost five years," according to IRIN/ PlusNews . Though the WHO recommends "co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for all HIV-infected patients with a CD4 count below 350 ... the DART study found that the use of the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stopping PCP Prophylaxis after Suppressing HIV

...fell below 200 cells/mm 3 . Before the advent of combination antiviral therapy and advances in treatments for other OIs, PCP prophylaxis was the major means for prolonging life. Now, there is mounting evidence that some persons with AIDS on... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...prevent PCP are recommended for all HIV-positive people with CD4 cell counts below 200. (Taking drugs to prevent disease is called prophylaxis.) Symptoms: Fever Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Dry cough Anyone with these... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »

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 »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blow with the fist. Although HIV is probably infrequently transmitted via this route, this case raises the question of whether prophylaxis should be used after potential exposure to HIV during a bloody fight with an HIV-infected (or possibly... Read more »