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Hiv Prophylaxis How Well Does It Work

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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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Does Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) work for HIV + People too?

I am currently on Truvada + Isentress and considering becoming sexually active again. I have joined a HIV + dating site and may be potentially be exposed to another living with the virus. I know safe sex is paramount, but if there is a potential...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While superinfection with HIV (getting a second strain after already positive) is rare, but does occur.It's reasonable to think that being on your ART regimen would likely prevent superinfection, just as... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Hello Doctor,I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.Went straight to the hospital and started...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your PEP regimen is a standard treatment for high-risk exposures. Overall, given that you started treatment very soon after exposure, your benefit from PEP should be at their maximum.However, other that what I've... Read more »

taking anti-retro regularly as a prohylaxis? (PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hase there been any research on developing a medication as a ant-retro prophylaxis? The idea would be, if you are negative and sexually active, take a pill a day and you would reduce your risk....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Anti-retro prophylaxis"??! Hmmm . . . sounds like some type of magical charm to ward off polyester leisure suits, neckerchiefs and platform shoes.What you are wondering about is called PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. And yes, there... Read more »

No sleep from 2 days! (NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Tulsa Guy,Your nearby "hopspital" has no clue what PEP is??? YIKES! That's shocking even for a square red state in the middle of the country!I doubt an HIV-knowledgeable physician would recommend a course of PEP for the type of... 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
Hi all,

I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

How do I live well with HIV?

Posted by Dave1969, 1 Reply
I've been working and putting my efforts into this website for HIV+ gay men for over a year - www.BeOneCity.com. It's all about HIV without the shame and stigma. Let's live well and have some fun. There's more to us than this disease.....

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HIV, PEP, and irradication. What we'll never know.

Posted by Anonymous
The following is just a theory, or a topic for discussion.

Is it possible for a person to get the HIV virus in their body, but then somehow their body kills off the virus and they stay HIV negative? We'll never really know, because the virus would... Read more »