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Updated HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

I recently got stuck with a needle which was in an HIV positive patient's gum. The needle did not have any associated blood. Would you recommend prophylactic AZT in such a case?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...following questions:1) Was the patient KNOWN to be HIV positive or KNOWN to be at high risk of infection?2) Were you directly exposed to a significant quantity of a high risk body fluid (for example blood, semen, etc.)?3) Was there a... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Hello Doctor,I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.My condom completely broke and... Read more »

Effectivess of taking PEP on the fifth day after exposure

Dear Dr. R Frascino,Am I HIV positive? This, to me, is what is on everyones lips and thought when... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

...Accidental exposure to HIV exists in the health care setting and provides a possible avenue for HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of Read more »
The Body PRO

Abstract 397: Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vs. HIV in a Boston Community Health Center

...seroconverters were detected. These data are in contradistinction to data described among individuals from studies of occupational exposure to HIV where <50% of individuals completed HAART PEP therapy. In addition, this study demonstrates that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... 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 »

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. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was Read more »

Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Read more »