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Should Someone With Hiv Take Pep

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I'm a lab assistant working in Munich. I had a needle stick accident on 24.3.2010 after taking blood from a HIV pos. patient. Her Viral load was in 15.01.2010 small 20 Copies. I was a bit careless after the needle stick, and just washed and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure is very small, considering the type of exposure and low HIV plasma viral load of the source patient and that you took PEP within five hours. You'll need post-PEP HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date... Read more »

HIV PEP combination therapy less than 4 weeks

Hi,I read that theretically the combination therapy (combovir plus kaletra) should have succeeded... Read more »

Continue taking HIV PEP?

Hi,8 days ago I had unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex with a local girl in Thailand (not a... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rape Survivors Should Be Given Access to PEP to Prevent HIV Transmission, Opinion Piece Says

...that it gets important information into the hands of survivors," the "best information they can get is about the efficacy" of PEP, a 28-day course of antiretroviral drugs. "Rape survivors can't afford to wait for an indictment of a suspect to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

...indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made PEP available within 24 hours of sexual exposure; however, it can be... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Recommendations for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

...saliva, urine, vomit, or feces is not considered to pose a significant risk of HIV transmission. 2 The rationale behind PEP is that it appears to stop cellular HIV infection before the virus becomes established in cells. In order for PEP to... Read more »
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HIV, PEP, and irradication. What we'll never know.

Posted by Anonymous
...The following is just a theory, or a topic for discussion. Is it possible for a person to get the HIV virus in their body, but then somehow their body kills off the virus and they stay HIV negative? We'll never really know, because Read more »

GMan-Please read my post (Help!...HIV or PEP Rash)

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply to have your opinion on my risk level and chances of contracting HIV. Please read my post below (titled "Help ... HIV or PEP Rash"). Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...seconds of insertive anal -- with no ejaculation and no sores on penis. There was no oral sex involved. My doc ran a baseline HIV test and a syphillis test 12 hours after the encounter and both returned negative. Once the meds stopped -- the rash... Read more »


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. Read more »