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Post Needle Prophylaxis For Hep B

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Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been advised to stop the treatment. However my question is if I do this and later in my career have another needle stick injury from a higher risk source how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Later use of HIV drugs for PEP should still work fine in majority of situations. KH Read more »

3 year old stuck by needle

My 3 year old daughter and I were riding in a hotel elevator on vacation in Virginia last week, she... Read more »

Truvada side effects

After starting an IV on a HIV, Hep B, and Hep C positive, I took off my gloves and discovered her... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australian Study Finds Treatment Could Stop Spread of AIDS in Jail

...involved a 14-month follow-up of inmates who had shared injecting equipment with two prisoners infected with HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B in two jails. Thirty-four prisoners who had been potentially exposed to HIV were given preventive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...HHV-6 and HHV-7 Disease Varicella-Zoster Virus Diseases Human Herpesvirus-8 Disease Human Papillomavirus Disease Hepatitis B Virus Infection Hepatitis C Virus Infection Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy/JC Virus... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... 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 »

Mr needle, last post, very sorry to all of you

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...then 10 months about two weeks ago, i tested neg. 4-5 months but during the time i got tested well yeha i thought i sat on a needle tht someone put ona chair and tht is pranking me m,aybe becasuse of all thoise dallas myths on the net and maybe... Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...super stitious so why the hell would you curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt... Read more »