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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 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....
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Hello Doctor,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 my partner was HIV infected.Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your PEP regimen is a standard treatment for high-risk exposures. Overall, given that you started treatment very soon after exposure, your benefit from PEP should be at their maximum.However, 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 continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...month.When should I test again.Should I stop taking the pep?Does pep have hiv in it that will effect me if I have previously been exposed(4 months ago), ruining my chances of being negative?I've had the worst luck any guy can have. I didn't have... Read more »

why would i get kaletra and prezista (?) for exposure only?

is it normal to receive a regimen of kaletra (2 tabs 2 times a day) along with what i think is prezista (big orange pill) just to reduce my chances of contracting hiv after exposure? how long would you thnk is normal for sucha regimen?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(lopinavir/ritonavir) are both HIV protease inhibitors, there is rarely any circumstance where both would be prescribed at the same time. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens are usually made up of two NRTIs (like Combivir or Truvada) with a... Read more »

On nPep for possible exposure: is this treatment necessary?

My situation is a bit odd. I met a guy over the Internet to have sex with. We had an at length discussion about both of our disease statuses and when we were last tested and how often. He also works in the porn industry, so i assumed (rightly or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I was pleased to read that you are scheduled to meet with an HIV specialist next week. I encourage anyone who has had an HIV exposure significant enough to warranted a course of PEP (or anyone who has been started on PEP by an emergency room or... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Research Rationale

...measures. How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? The concept of providing a preventive drug before exposure to an infectious agent is not new. For example, travelers to an area where malaria is common are... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...TDF/FTC, in conjunction with behavioral interventions, in reducing sexual HIV acquisition in a multinational population of MSM exposed to HIV through high-risk sex. 4 A recent safety study of PrEP with TDF among 400 MSM in the United States... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...(1995). Centers for Disease Control. "Case-Control Study of HIV Seroconversion in Health-Care Workers After Percutaneous Exposure to HIV Infected Blood. France, United Kingdom, and United States. January 1988 - August 1994." Morbidity and... 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 »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...taking half the recommended dose of the Kaletra - I started the correct dose at 5am on the Tuesday, and have been taking the pills every 12 (Kaletra) and 24 hours (Truvada) as directed. Have I greatly increased my chances of being infected by... 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 Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night and now Im living with the fear of being exposed. Two nights ago I met a man in a night club who I didnt know really well. One thing led to another and I let him... Read more »