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How Long For Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Post exposure prophylaxis

My sister was recently diagnosed with HIV. Her viral load was 115,000. Last time she and her boyfriend had intercourse was about a month ago (she says while she was having her period). He has tested negative for HIV. Should he consider taking PEP...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Post-exposure prophylaxis is probably only effective in preventing infection if medication is begun within seventy-two hours of exposure. It is possible for your sister's boyfriend to begin taking medication if he has been infected as an early... Read more »

Post exposure prophylaxis?

Yesterday I meet a guy at a party, we were both very drunk and ended up having sex. It all happened very quickly, I am HIV +ve (VL undetectable 5 yrs, CD4 800) but somehow I did not get a change to disclose my status to him. We didnt have any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This sounds like a complicated situation for you, and it's encouraging that you are thinking about what happened and how you might proceed. Having TOTALLY safe sex is difficult regardless of your HIV status, and you took some steps to minimize... Read more »

hiv exposure, post exposure prophylaxis and rash

hello,i'm a resident physician and was recently exposed to an HIV infected pt. i sustained a superficial laceration from trauma shears contaminated with dried blood that was several hours old but i started expanded pep nonetheless. 2 days...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most likely a drug rash but the situation is stressful (I have seen numerous drug rashes on situations like yours). KH... 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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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 my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

4 week 'negative' girlfriend showing extreme symptoms post (my) exposure

Posted by 908320498, 10 Replies
Hi guys,

Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.

Please help me.

45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I'm happily married and monogamous for the past 10 years. Ten days ago 5 minutes of drunken stupidity could have changed all that.

I had gone to a strip club (which is a rarity for me). I got way too drunk and stupid, and got a lap dance. The... Read more »

exposure

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 »