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Mycoplasma Pneumonia Prophylaxis And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment...
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prophylaxis?

PT Dx HIV,PMH depression and cryptococcal pneumonia CD4 153toxo IgG+ ,ALL:Sulfawhat is the prophylaxis?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For an HIV+ patients with a CD4 count < 200 and a history of cryptococcal pneumonia then the standard treatment/prophylaxis would include Read more »

Long term prophylaxis side effects

I'm a healthcare worker and in 2003, I received prophylactic treatment following a needle stick injury. 3&6 month blood tests were -ve for HIV. Since then however, I have been diagnosed with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Anxiety disorder. Is it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not observed nor seen published any data describing side effects such as you have described from a short course of ART persisting for 5 years after the drugs are taken. If any reader is aware of any published data on that please post. KH Read more »

Prophylaxis for HIV

Would you consider prophylaxis for HIV infection in a male who has had unprotected anal sex with another male, without knowing the status of the partner he was with? What if the partner was a female and unprotected vaginal sex occured?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...anal sex and your partner ejaculated inside of you AND he was of unknown status, there is legitimacy to beginning post-exposure prophylaxis. Having unprotected receptive anal sex with an MSM of unknown status is an activity that poses a... Read more »

prophylaxis for needle stick with hiv-positiveblood

Dear Dr. Gallant, Could you specify the dosage of AZT, epivir, and crixivan (or other combinations if any) used forprophylaxis in healthcare workers who got stuck with needle contaminated with HIV-positive blood. And how long shouldthe therapy...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The doses are:AZT (Retrovir) 300 mg twice daily Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Prophylaxis to Prevent Perinatal HIV Transmission in St. Petersburg, Russia: Too Little, Too Late

... The researchers evaluated the type and timing of prophylaxis on mother-to-child HIV transmission in St. Petersburg, Russia. The authors used surveillance data for 1,498 HIV-infected women who delivered between Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...controversy about whether PCP prophylaxis -- which unquestionably delays the onset of pneumocystis in patients with advanced HIV infection -- also significantly improves survival. Several observational studies have shown survival benefits with... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues 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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »