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Post Exposure Prophylaxis Within 72 Hours

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I was punctured with a surgical instrument that had been used on a high risk patient. Is the hospital required to keep any forms of prophylactics like Atriple and how soon should these meds be started and how long is to long to wait for a first dose
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thank you for your post.Post-exposure prophylaxis should be started as soon as possible after the exposure and definitely within 72 hours (afterwards, there's little benefit). The availability of the medications is probably subject to local... Read more »

About aspen lamzid

Has aspen lamzid been known to decrease the possibility of HIV infection after sexual intercourse? Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Independent Online Examines "Hurdles" in Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Rape Survivors in Kenya

...overcome to obtain post-exposure prophylaxis, which can reduce their chance of contracting HIV if started within 72 hours after exposure to the virus ( Independent Online , 5/9). PEP usually involves taking a 28-day course of the antiretroviral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australian Study Finds Treatment Could Stop Spread of AIDS in Jail

...with HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B in two jails. Thirty-four prisoners who had been potentially exposed to HIV were given preventive treatment. None developed antibodies to HIV over the duration of the study, indicating they had escaped... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)? as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure to HIV- infected blood, semen and vaginal fluids still remains the most effective way to remain HIV- negative.... 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 »


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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Last sept (1999), I found out my 2-year boyfriend was HIV +. I checked out OK. Last week, we saw each other and had unprotected sex - sort of rough and I started to bleed. I went to my MD for a test and am getting the results tomorrow. Pray for... 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 »