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Risk If Exposed To An Hiv Infected Person

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...guidelines recommend four weeks of treatment with two drugs: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). In January 2001, the Centers for Disease Control warned against using nevirapine (Viramune) for PEP because of the risk of liver damage. See Fact Sheet 431 for more information on nevirapine. The CDC has updated its PEP recommendations in September of 2005. What Are the Side Effects? The most common side effects from PEP...
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Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks, if tolerated. Who Should Use PEP?Workplace ExposurePEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle... Read more »

Condom broke exposing my turkey now i'm worried sick (HIV STATISTICS)

Hello Doc. Hopefully you can help me with my fears. Eight days ago I had protected anal sex with another gay male of unknown HIV status. I was the top. After completion, which lasted less than five minutes, I pulled out and noticed the condom i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So it appears the "turkey" got exposed while you were doing the "stuffing!"The estimated per-act risk for acquisition of HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive Read more »

Risk from Saliva Exposed to Mucous Membranes

Rick: Thanks for your willingness to answer questions. My Question: First, How viable a transmission route is saliva exposed to the mucous membranes of the rectum? For instance, the kind of exposure which might result from fingering, using saliva as...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...visiblycontaminated with blood, the risk of transmission exists.I have noticed many people worried about infection when saliva is exposed toan open cut/sore, or exposed to a mucous membrane like the penis, vagina,mouth, or rectum. It's important... Read more »

Aren'twe being exposed unnecessarily to those infections?

I understand why we are not at risk of acquiring HIV or AIDS fromour employee who has it, but some employees are frightened about picking upthe other infections, such as the skin lesions or the terrible cough. Aren'twe being exposed unnecessarily to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...personis coming to work "without"something: without a fully-functioning immunesystem. The person with HIV/AIDS takes the greater risk of exposure to germsby coming to work. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Research Rationale

...and during travel to prevent the disease. The medicine to prevent illness is then already in their bloodstream if they are exposed to the malaria parasite. Researchers believe that the same concept may work to protect people from HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kids' Risk of HIV After Accidental Exposure Is Low

...prophylaxis -- may reduce the risk that the virus takes hold after a suspected exposure, doctors first need to consider whether the risk of infection is greater than the risks associated with taking the drugs, they said. Dr. Peter L. Havens of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

... People with chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis are at an increased risk for HIV infection if they are exposed to the virus, findings from Dutch researchers show. Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek and colleagues at Amsterdam's VU... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Fearmonger Fraud Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...that takes longer than a year to seroconvert? who said three months is conclusive? This works just or the 95% of folks, but HIV is no kid's game, the other 5% is a lethal weapon for the hole human race. Particularly I`m showing symptoms later... Read more »

Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I believe I was exposed to the Virus on Feb 7th. Had all the flu like symptoms, and still have not recovered. Still have the body pains, weight loss and Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
...but i feel as though this was certainly a high risk situation... Am I overreacting? Should I go and start taking the post exposure prophylactic medication? While I know I need to be tested, it has been 26 hours since the exposure. Is there an... Read more »