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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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Has PEP regimen guideline been revised since 2009?

Hello Dr. Bob,I wrote to you before about PEP due to potential HIV exposure, and you responded with accurate information that not even my primary physician has. I've come to you again for similar consultation, please help me as I'm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello P,There has been no change in nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) guidelines. You are correct: a recommended course of nPEP is a full 28 days. Call the HIV specialist and advise the ER doctor did not prescribe the correct PEP... Read more »

PEP Guideline Question

Dear Dr. Bob,I finally realized that I am addicted to your site since I have to check your new postings every day.I remember reading one of your threads that PEP does not (or rarely) cause delayed seroconversion. Therefore, is it true that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Still Worried Canuck,Yep. The post-PEP testing guidelines are the same as testing guidelines for a significant HIV exposure. Dr. Bob... Read more »

PEP guideline revised test

Hello doctors.I'm from Brazil, and I have a question.In late 2011, the United Kingdom updated guideline for use of PEP (PEPSE). Among the changes, adopt as a final test 12 weeks after the end of PEP. I wonder if you agree that test 12 weeks...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do agree.DW... Read more »

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
Hi. Thank you for your question. When deciding on whether HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated in a specific case, you need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Was the patient KNOWN to be HIV positive or KNOWN to be at high... Read more »
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Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
G-Man -

I have lifted a quote of yours from another post:

"If you are actually infected the disease will start replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or... Read more »

Pep warranted/Great risk after brused Condom?

Posted by Capricornicus, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Today I had a sexual encounter where I was penetrated analy by a guy which claimed to be HIV-. We used three condoms to make sure there were not worn out. After penetrating me for 5 minutes with the last condom we noticed there was a whole... 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 effective? Read more »