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Hiv Testing Guidelines After Exposure

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Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from discussing this with other HIV MD's that the 3 month antibody test is pretty definitive. That is, if the 3 month test is negative after an exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Vegas-Doc,I've discussed this topic numerous times over the years. Check out the archives for a more detailed discussion.Briefly, IMHO (which I recently learned from my young niece means "in my humble opinion") a negative... Read more »

Updated HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

I recently got stuck with a needle which was in an HIV positive patient's gum. The needle did not have any associated blood. Would you recommend prophylactic AZT in such a case?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When deciding on whether HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated in a specific case, you need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Was the patient KNOWN to be HIV positive or KNOWN to be at high... Read more »

Please help! Testing guidelines question!

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read this... I had a potential exposure 11 months ago and had several tests at three and six months ending with neg hiv antibodies, neg hep c antigen and hep c antibody. I would drop my worries but I have...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thank you for writing in. You are negative from this encounter. Any testing done at three months or later would be considered conclusive. I'm afraid that I don't have much to offer you other than this is not HIV. If you are not... Read more »

Does Post Exposure Prophylaxis increase the odds of a false negative test 30 days after exposure?

Hi, Dr. Bob. I hope my question has not already been answered. I will try to make it quick. A month ago I was raped by a man I do not know. Immediately after, I called the police and was taken to the ER where they prescribed me 30 days of PEP (and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Sorry to hear about the sexual assault. I hope the perpetrator is now behind bars.The guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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July 17,2001 Draft HIV CTR Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous
Guys
Here below is what the DRAFT on the 17 July is about. Hope you find it's interesting.
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5.4 Follow-up Testing in Clients with Negative HIV Test Results
Decisions about the timing and... Read more »

Are The Guide-lines Different?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When someone has had an exposure with someone who is know to be HIV postive is the window period different? Because, I notice lots of people who have talked about testing longer like health care worker etc. when they no they have been exposed? I... Read more »

CDC's guidelines again,I promise this is the truth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

NEW POST GETS ME ANGRY-Here's the CDC's guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Geez,
After all the information out there about testing, accuracy, sensitivity, window periods, seroconversion, we have
a butthead posting that he has to test at 2 and 3 years. Can you believe this insanity? These people want to
be infected! I swear!... Read more »