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How Many Documented Cases Of Hiv Are Attributed To Exposure In The Workplace

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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV...
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HIV exposure in workplace

I work on a lockdown hospital based psych unit.Last week a patient who has tested positive for HIV attacked me and bit a coworker breaking the skin.She is on antivirals and being followed.What are her chances of contracting HIV?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
I assume that the "her" you refer to is your coworker. Unless there was blood in the patient's mouth at the time of the bite, your coworker would not be at risk of acquiring HIV. I would recommend that your coworker discuss exactly... Read more »

Workplace exposure and HIV PEP?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am a surgery resident in Philadelphia, Pa, and I have a couple of questions regarding an incidnet that I was involved with recently. I was teaching some med students how to do a debridement and dressing change on a patient...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dr. Shaw,1.The fingernail bed is not a mucous membrane. I'd suggest you review your old dermatology and anatomy notes from medical school.2."Microscopic lacerations" around the fingernail are not considered a risk for HIV... Read more »

1st documented case of infection through fingering

In early May, I fingered a guy with an unknown status and i had a small wound (due to peel skin) in my finger. (I just felt the sting when I inserted my finger into the anus). The wound was not a fresh one but i might re-fresh it when i took the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brian,The first documented case of infection through fingering????? No, Brian, rather you are the gazillionth case of a worried well irrationally fearful and anxious that they might be the first documented case but who, in reality, turns out... Read more »

Percentage of documented cases of transmission through oral sex?

Due to the ambiguity concerning the risk factors of oral sex among gay men, I wondered if you had any hard-core data on the number of documented cases in which oral sex was the only possible mode of transmission? Is there a significant decrease in...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for posting your questions. I'll answer them one at a time."Due to the ambiguity concerning the risk factors of oral sex among gay men,I wondered if you had any hard-core data on the number of documented casesin which oral... Read more »
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Documented Cases of HIV thru Oral Sex on Woman

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there any reported and documented cases of getting HIV thru performing oral sex on a woman ?

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Documented Seroconversion beyond 6 months - scary!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Everyone - Not news I am happy to report but just today Dr. Holodniy responded to a post from an individual who tested HIV+ beyond the window period. Needless to say it scared the !@#$ out of me.

My first results...

"I'm 52, was neg 6/00, pos 11/01... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested?

Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure.

Im a 34 year old woman... Read more »

Two Nights - HIV Exposure?

Posted by Browneyes, 2 Replies
This happened 5 weeks ago....

I am a female. I have been in an extreme panic state for the last 5 weeks. I was dating a guy and on one night performed oral sex on me. Then he rubbed his bare penis on my bare outer vagina. I was wet while he did... Read more »