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Post Needle Prophylaxis For Hiv

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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 Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?
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Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stupidity. I'd suggest you download a copy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis at and send it to the chief of staff at the... Read more »

Long term prophylaxis side effects

I'm a healthcare worker and in 2003, I received prophylactic treatment following a needle stick injury. 3&6 month blood tests were -ve for HIV. Since then however, I have been diagnosed with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Anxiety disorder. Is it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...course of ART persisting for 5 years after the drugs are taken. If any reader is aware of any published data on that please post. KH 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 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 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

...News , one-quarter of nurses who said they experienced needle sticks reported that their employer did not provide them with post-exposure prophylaxis. In addition, a poll of nurses in the report revealed that nearly half of the nurses do not... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...and/or multiple attackers. Some forced sexual acts involving wounds can place a victim at very high risk. In major cities, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is often offered to victims of sexual assault or rape. This month-long treatment with HIV... Read more »
Brown Medical School

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

...HIV transmission. Like sexual exposure, this mode of exposure is often preventable, 1 but if it does occur, initiating post-exposure prophylaxis soon (within 1-2 hours optimally) after exposure provides the best defense against HIV... 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 »


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 »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology 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 »