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Should PEP Medicine Be Started On Exposure To Breast Milk

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I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry with you in case of exposure?Do you need a prescription or purchase off the shelf?Is there a % of how effective it is if used within 72 hours?Thanks for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...example. You can read much more about PEP in the archives. I'll post some basic information about PEP below.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIV August 24, 2007 What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention.... Read more »

HIV Expose and bizarre PEP treatment

I received oral sex (penis and anal) from a homeless woman whose HIV status is unknown. After 9... Read more »

Need help! Freaked out after potential exposure....started PEP btw 48 - 50hrs

I committed the stupidest act of my life! I'm a male and out of curiosity, I had sex with a female... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...Cost-Effectiveness of nPEP Evidence of Current Practice Evaluation of Persons Seeking Care After Potential Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV Evaluation for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hepatitis, and Emergency Contraception ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine Study Compares Effectiveness of NVP in Women Previously Exposed to Drug

...write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that compares the effectiveness of the drug in women who had previously been exposed to the drug to those who had not. The authors conclude, "Single-dose intrapartum and neonatal NVP is among the... 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 »

Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is exposed multiple times, then the body can no longer eliminate HIV? Read more »

Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contracting HIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, and somehow I will Read more »