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Post Exposure Hiv Prophylaxis

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hiv exposure, post exposure prophylaxis and rash

hello,i'm a resident physician and was recently exposed to an HIV infected pt. i sustained a superficial laceration from trauma shears contaminated with dried blood that was several hours old but i started expanded pep nonetheless. 2 days after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most likely a drug rash but the situation is stressful (I have seen numerous drug rashes on situations like yours). KH 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... Read more »

HIV testing and PEP

Hi Doc,I had sex with Russian prostitute twice during the same night in Bangkok. First time, the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

... "In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...occupational exposure elsewhere (N=1). Of note, 17 (~30%) exposures were with known HIV+ partners. The time between potential HIV exposure and initiation of PEP was ~37 hours (range 1-88 hours). All patients were placed on a standard HAART... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New California Law Could Increase Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis HIV Medication

...guidelines in place for the general public, according to Koretz. The CDC does not support or oppose PEP use for nonoccupational HIV exposures, the Bee reports. Reaction Dr. Michelle Roland, an HIV expert and assistant professor of... Read more »
Brown Medical School

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

...HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of exposure is often preventable, 1 but if it does occur, initiating post-exposure prophylaxis soon (within 1-2 hours optimally) after exposure provides the best defense against HIV... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. ... 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? Read more »

New Topic: Has anyone ever taken PEP?

Posted by anxietyboy
...Has anyone ever received Post Exposre Prophylaxis, for either a occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV??? Read more »

what is PEP?

Posted by MsLola13, 1 Reply
I read somewhere about PEP? What is this? Is this what a negetive person would take if they thought they were exposed to the virus? You have to take it within 72 hours or something? How do I get this - can i get it from my doc? Reason i ask,... Read more »