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Hiv Prophylaxis Percentages

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HIV prophylaxis during pregnancy

I am a healthcare worker who was recently had a needlestick from an HIV positive patient. My exposure was a pin prick through a glove with a large bore needle, with very little bleeding when attempted to bleed it. I am also in the early stages of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...recent needlestick.One reassuring point is that I am not aware of reports of pregnant healthcare workers treated post-exposure prophylaxis that have had adverse pregnancy outcomes. Moreover, a higher rate of birth defects (aside from Sustiva)... Read more »

Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates?... Read more »

Prophylaxis for HIV

Would you consider prophylaxis for HIV infection in a male who has had unprotected anal sex with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...; and 5) mental health and substance abuse counseling when needed. On November 23, 2010, investigators for the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiative (iPrEX) study announced results from a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,... 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 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 »
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 »

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 »

REFLECTION!

Posted by kenya
...started to come to grips with the threat this virus poses for the future. but for the past; how come doctors were not using prophylaxis as a way of managing the symptoms and OIs? i mean, the use of bactrim, innoculations and vaccines; generally... Read more »