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Is Pep Effective After A Possible Hiv Exposure

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EMERGENCY ROOM DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PEP! (NEW YORK STATES PEP TOOL) (TOOL TO OFFER FAST HELP FOR HIV EXPOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob,I live in New York (the state not the city). I had a significant HIV exposure and went to an ER. The doc and staff never heard of PEP. What's up with that?Zorro
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this week and distributed more widely over time.The doctors who developed the widget call it a "one-stop shopping" approach to PEP, or post-exposure prophylactic treatment. It walks users through a screening process to determine whether they are... Read more »

Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and... Read more »

PEP for exposures to HIV positive partner

hello...i was informed last night that the partner who i have been having intermittant unsafe sex... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

...completed the treatment course. "This nationwide study showed a steady but moderate increase in the use of PEP after sexual HIV exposure from 1998 to 2006," the authors concluded. "Time to initiation of PEP was low and the PEP prescription... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to collect data regarding the safety and outcome of PEP. From October 17, 1996 through... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after Read more »
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PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. 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... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

what is PEP?

Posted by MsLola13, 1 Reply
...I read somewhere about PEP? What is this? Is this what a negetive person would take if they thought they were exposed to the virus? You have to take Read more »