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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?

Yesterday I meet a guy at a party, we were both very drunk and ended up having sex. It all... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

A new California law (AB 879 ) requiring the state Department of Health Services to form a task force aimed at creating treatment guidelines for inadvertent sexual or needle exposure to HIV could help increase access to post-exposure prophylaxis,... Read more »
Brown Medical School

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

Accidental exposure to HIV exists in the health care setting and provides a possible avenue for HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of exposure is often preventable, 1 but if it does occur, initiating post-exposure prophylaxis soon... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now? There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposure to HIV Does Not Lead to Increases in High Risk Behavior: The San Francisco PEP Project (Poster 224) Authored by J. N. Martin, M. E. Roland, J. D. Bamberger, M. A. Chesney, J. O. Kahn, T. J. Coates,... 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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Ok my story is my g.f was with a bunch of guys before me but some were virgins, she tested 4 times all negatgive including 3 months before she met me and then 10 months about two weeks ago, i tested neg. 4-5 months but during the time i got tested... Read more »

HIV in Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have any of you sat on an IV needle before ? have you heard of anyone sitting on a needle and contracted HIV ? What are the chances of sitting on one ? if i did sit on one would i know ? Read more »

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »