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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? 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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Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates? How should AZT be seen; just as medication or intensive therapy? Thanks in advance....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure what the genesis of your question is regarding HIV preventative treatment in newborns of HIV infected mothers. But giving such HIV treatment to neonates would be considered standard of care in the appropriate situation.... Read more »

Prophylactic Regimen with Combivir +Sideffects

I have been taking Combivir for a month and have finished a propylactic regimen for a needlestick. Obviuosly I am very concerned. I am aware of HIV acute symptoms. I have yet to have any of the common symptoms;swollen lymphs, fever,diarreha, however...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From the information you provided it would be incredibly unlikely for your symptoms to be due to HIV infection. KH... Read more »

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 »

Prophylactic Combivir

Hello, Docs:Thanks for your good work. My question:To make a long story short, I am a married hetero male who had an unfortunate accident with a prostitute: she was hiding menstruation by using a sponge. I used a condom, but we had used a condom for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am a little unsure of the specifics of your exposure, or if you really had a true exposure. If you were wearing a condom during oral and vaginal sex, then you have hardly any chance of acquiring HIV from this experience and do not warrant... Read more »
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Steroids for Bodybuilding

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