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Should I Take Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Occupational Exposure

Hi Dr Frascino, I am a medical resident and today suffered an occupational injury from an AIDS patient. I was placing a 20G IV when the patient jumped and it stuck my finger. The injury wasn't very deep, but I had a bit of blood from the puncture...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are all in your favor. As you are a medical resident, I suggest you review the CDC's formal guidelines for occupational HIV exposures and treatment. The document can be downloaded at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm. You... Read more »

burst condom and post exposure prophylaxis

dear dr. bob,i'm from nigeria, west africa. i had sex with a sex worker and my condom broke. the... Read more »

hiv exposure, post exposure prophylaxis and rash

hello,i'm a resident physician and was recently exposed to an HIV infected pt. i sustained a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

..."at-risk individuals need to be empowered to make improved risk calculations from an increased perception that they could be exposed to HIV if they continue their current behavior patterns," the authors concluded. "The concern is that PEPSE was... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

... "In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Independent Online Examines "Hurdles" in Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Rape Survivors in Kenya

...overcome to obtain post-exposure prophylaxis, which can reduce their chance of contracting HIV if started within 72 hours after exposure to the virus ( Independent Online , 5/9). PEP usually involves taking a 28-day course of the antiretroviral... 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 Read more »

PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Anyone found anything on this? Read more »

PEP

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 »

exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Last sept (1999), I found out my 2-year boyfriend was HIV +. I checked out OK. Last week, we saw each other and had unprotected sex - sort of rough and I started to bleed. I went to my MD for a test and am getting the results tomorrow. Pray for... Read more »