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Pregnancy Pep And Hiv

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheets on HIV During Pregnancy; HIV/AIDS Web Site for Teens; AIDS Alliance Awards Senators; JAMA Article on Nonoccupational PEP

"HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth ," AIDS info : The series of five fact sheets describe steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. They are aimed... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Tratamiento Después de Exposición

¿Qué Es el Tratamiento Después de Exposición? ¿Quién Debería Usar PEP? ¿Debería Usarse PEP Para Situaciones Que No Sean Ocupacionales? ¿Cómo Se Toma la PEP? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? En Pocas Palabras Para Mayor... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure... Read more »
Ask the Experts

PEP during first trimester of pregnancy.

Is PEP medicine safe during first three months of pregnancy? Please suggest PEP regimen which are safe during first trimester of pregnancy....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,PEP can be used during pregnancy if indicated. The best regimen depends on many factors in addition to being pregnant. If you've had an HIV-exposure risk, you should immediately see an HIV specialist (or go to the nearest ER or urgent... Read more »

PEP and Pregnancy

My HIV+ husband and I (HIV-) are discussing a plan for pregnancy. We wanted to know if an OB-GYN would prescribe PEP as a precaution to be used once we had unprotected sex as a means to reduce transmission of the virus? I have read that PEP can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,PEP should not be used as you suggest. Yes, certain medications in some PEP regimens definitely should not be used if you are pregnant (Sustiva, for example). There are ways to conceive a child safely with your HIV-positive husband (see... Read more »

Pregnancy Pep Follow Up- Need testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,It's me again. Sorry :(. I am the one who asked aboutthe safety of vacutainer holders being reused. So the lab assured methat there is 'virtually' no risk and they threw out the reusableones after I called and moved to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.There is no medical need for repeat HIV testing. However, if you're "a bit nuts and paranoid" and just can't put these unwarranted worries permanently to rest, then repeating your HIV test is always an option. Just realize... Read more »

PEP and Pregnancy

Greetings Dr. Young,I have had an unfortunate incident whereby my condom broke whilst having sex and I wasnt sure of the partners status. Within 12 hours I started taking PEP. The prescription indicates that the doses should be taken within 12 hours...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.We get this question frequently. HIV medications need not be taken "every 12 hours". Rather, they're either once- or twice-daily. This means within a few hours of every 24 or 12 hours.As for pregnancy,... Read more »
Connect With Others

PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test again or is 3 months good... Read more »

HIV and Pregnancy Article

Posted by Anonymous
Just thought I'd mention an informative article on HIV and pregnancy:

http://www.bellaonline.com/health_and_fitness/diseases_and_illnesses/aids/hiv/articles/art980803050366.htm

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Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »