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Hiv Prophylaxis

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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 »

HIV prophylaxis during pregnancy

I am a healthcare worker who was recently had a needlestick from an HIV positive patient. My... 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

Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

... The current study's authors compared two HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens for safety, outcome, and follow-up among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Amsterdam. From 2000, all MSM beginning Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

... "In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Use Among Ontario Female Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims: A Prospective Analysis

... The authors examined HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) -- its provision, uptake, adherence, and other related factors -- among female sexual assault survivors from September 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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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 »

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 »

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 »