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How Long For Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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Possible exposure risk??

Hi Dr. Bob!I am 23 year-old male diagnosed 7 months ago as HIV+. I've been on medication ever since and am happy to say my CD4 count is great and my viral load has been undetectable since August.I've recently let myself have feelings for a boy for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected throbbing tallywhacker firmly planted in your backdoor, it's a pretty safe guess that you've procrastinated a bit too long. Regarding post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), this only has a chance of aborting HIV infection if it is started... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Occupational Exposure

Hi Dr Frascino, I am a medical resident and today suffered an occupational injury from an AIDS... Read more »

known exposure

I was punctured with a surgical instrument that had been used on a high risk patient. Is the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...infection to instead prevent infection. That means giving HIV-negative adults antiretroviral medicines before they are ever exposed to HIV, an idea known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Scientists have already begun clinical trials to test... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Antiretroviral Therapy as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: A Continuous Vaccine?

...8 As in the animal studies, the objective of this trial was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of tenofovir as a prophylactic treatment against HIV infection. Although the follow-up of many of the participants was thwarted by the... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

...And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure to HIV- infected blood, semen and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Inaction, Misinformation Undermine South African HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program Success, Report Says

...makes "financial sense" -- PEP costs about $15 per person, compared with the "tens of thousands" of dollars required to provide long-term care for an HIV-positive person, Smith said, according to the Tribune ( Chicago Tribune , 3/4). Jo-Anne... Read more »
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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 Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said I need to 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Last sept (1999), I found out my 2-year boyfriend was HIV +. I checked out OK. Last week, we saw each other and had unprotected sex - sort of rough and I started to bleed. I went to my MD for a test and am getting the results tomorrow. Pray for... Read more »

Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »