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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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Does Post Exposure Prophylaxis increase the odds of a false negative test 30 days after exposure?

Hi, Dr. Bob. I hope my question has not already been answered. I will try to make it quick. A month ago I was raped by a man I do not know. Immediately after, I called the police and was taken to the ER where they prescribed me 30 days of PEP (and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Sorry to hear about the sexual assault. I hope the perpetrator is now behind bars.The guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Very high HIV exposure

i am from the middle east and its to hard to talk about HIV there. ( sorry for my weak English )I slept with a sex worker 2 times unprotected (unprotected vaginal and oral sex) , I was very drunk and i don't know how i did that.after that i had...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou knew what to do by getting yourself tested because of having unprotected sex. extacy will not affect the results of the test.The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long... Read more »

HIV Exposure Question about specific PEP regimen

Hello Doctors and all else offering advice. I Was exposed to HIV via non-receptive anal sex. The receiver tested positive because right after we had sex I freaked out and immediately purchased an Oraquick. (He didn't know). We then, within 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There's a bit of latitude in PEP regimens, indeed there are differences (IMO, non-important ones) between recommendations for post sexual and non-sexual exposure exposures.For occupational exposures, regimens like... Read more »

Scared I have HIV, After occupational exposure. Please help!!

First, thank you a million times for all of your hard work and compassion. I am writing to you with great anxiety that has plagued my life for the last 6 months. I am a trauma nurse who had a needle stick exposure from an HIV positive male. I will...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your testing is conclusive, you are HIV negative. As you know, the risk of HIV transmission from a needle stick is low, especially when the source patient has a low viral load. Your tests are clear and I do not see any reason to be concerned about... Read more »
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HIV exposure

Posted by ms203, 2 Replies
Hello, about a month ago I had unprotected oral and brief anal sex. I caught chlamydia within 4 days after and went to the doctors. they gave me z-pak pills. I was fine until the next day I started feeling dizzy with sore muscles and diarrhea.... Read more »

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 my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hello. I need some advice about a really bad situation that I've found myself in.

I was assaulted at a party last weekend - I know that someone had sex with me (I'm female, he was male), but because I was drunk it's all a bit hazy.

Sorry to be... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »