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Post Exposure Prophylaxis To Hiv/aids

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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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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...
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 »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Occupational Exposure

Hi Dr Frascino, I am a medical resident and today suffered an occupational injury from an AIDS patient. I was placing a 20G IV when the patient jumped and it stuck my finger. The injury wasn't very deep, but I had a bit of blood from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... 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 »

post-exposure prophylaxis

Hi Dr. Joe, Thank you again for your previous answer. I appreciate it.I took the HIV-1 DNA by PRC Test and the HIV-1 Abs on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative. I have never tested positive on any HIV tests. I've been taking a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your follow-up.No the medications you took would not have affected the PCR tests. Don't worry.Joe... 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 my partner was HIV infected.

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

17 week post exposure with symtoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well it comes down to this. Tested negative at 17 weeks for HIV 1/2 abs using the Elisa. Proviral DNA at 17 weeks indicated negative no HIV DNA Detected. Previous testing at 29 days with the hiv1 RNA PCR indicated not detected <50 co/ml. Would... Read more »

Scared of this sore throat at 116 days post exposure ?

Posted by Timmy, 1 Reply
Got tested 93,94 and 108 days by CMIA test - it came non reactive and also HIV RNA test at 108 days which was undetectable but I am again worried now after exhaustion, appetite loss , continuos sore throat and swollen lymph. And testing guidelines... Read more »

is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a victim of rape and I know that he didn't use protection and that is all I know about him. I am so scared that I am going to have hiv. I had a test done at four weeks after which was negative and now my DR reccomends one at 7 weeks then... Read more »