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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 »

post exposure prophylaxis

If PEP was taken within 24 hours of a high risk exposure (forcible penetrative anal rape) for 3 day, then stopped for 4 days, is it advisable, or do any good to start PEP again? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Since you started your medications very quickly and took them initially for three days, I'd suggest continuing on your PEP to complete the 28 days.There's no clear science or guidance on the issue of... Read more »

How effective is post-exposure prophylaxis?

What if there is a risk of expoure, the likelihood to be cured by the cocktail if taken within the first 24 hours, before it is penetrating the lymph glands? Is it close to 100%. What are the rates of sucess reported in the studies? I did read the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after a high risk occupational exposure, has been found to reduce the infection rate by approximately 80% (depending on the study). PEP is recommended for high risk occupational... 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 »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I'm happily married and monogamous for the past 10 years. Ten days ago 5 minutes of drunken stupidity could have changed all that.

I had gone to a strip club (which is a rarity for me). I got way too drunk and stupid, and got a lap dance. The... Read more »

4 week 'negative' girlfriend showing extreme symptoms post (my) exposure

Posted by 908320498, 10 Replies
Hi guys,

Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.

Please help me.

45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »

exposure

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 »