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Hiv Prophylaxis Medications

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Prophylaxis warranted? Time Sensitive! Please

Dr. Rob,This is an emergency and time sensitive issue. I know food transmission has been asked before, but my question is that I had a bagel this morning and I realized half way into it there was what appeared to be a red marks. The wrapper did have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Should you have HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)? Nope!Is HIV testing medically warranted? Nope!Are you just an "over-fearer" as suggested by your Mom and Dad? Yep!Your fears Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but... Read more »

prophylaxis

Dear Dr. benjamin i exposed to risk full event of known sourse of hiv, so i want to start pep and i... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New California Law Could Increase Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis HIV Medication

...at creating treatment guidelines for inadvertent sexual or needle exposure to HIV could help increase access to post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, medication, the Sacramento Bee reports (Sanders, Sacramento Bee , 11/2). California Gov. Gray... Read more »
American Medical Student Association

Medical Students Join On World AIDS Day to "Cut the Red Tape'' Impeding Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

...Global AIDS Fellow. "It is critical that we make necessary changes to PEPFAR if we wish to have any chance of success to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic." Medical students will march with red armbands over their white coats and drape red caution... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs

...Oral PrEP during mucosal SHIV infection reduces viremia, preserves CD4 counts, and raises potent T cell responses Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of HIV treatment medications to protect uninfected individuals from HIV infection, is one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Research Rationale

... Why is CDC conducting trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention? How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? What data suggest that this approach Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology floor at a very large teaching hospital. Read more »