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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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non HIV positive took two atripla tablets for precausion

i am not HIV positive and got bitten by dog after the dog bit the thief. my doctor put me on ATRIPLA as precaution. i took two tablets only,then stopped entirely, because the thief tested negative for HIV & AIDS. i am male, how soon can my wife...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello,Your dog bite is not an exposure to HIV. Period. There's no risk to you, your wife or planned baby from the HIV risk from the bite or the medications.Be well,BY... Read more »

Will bactrim ds tablets and hydrocortisone injections affect the HIV test results.

Dear Dr.A friend of mine had sex with a sex worker. My friend waited for the 3 month window period to complete before he went for his HIV testing. He was having some HIV symptoms (UTI, backpain, depression etc). His doctor put him on bactrim ds...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days if this test is negative then so is the person. Your friend is HIV free from that exposure. The symptoms your friend is experiencing are not HIV... Read more »

Worried to death - Can Bactrim Ds tablets and Hydrocortisone injections interfere with HIV Elisa test results?

Dear Experts,You have been doing a great job and thanks a lot for your noble work.I am a sexually active male. I have had multiple sex encounters with multiple women starting January 2006. I always used condom in all my encounters. In May 2007,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the complete history of your sexual encounters over the last few years. I agree with your doctor. 1. Bactrim will not affect the results of your HIV test.2. Hydrocortizone injection will also not affect the results.3. Because of the... Read more »

Takin only one combivir tablet daily

On 28 September 2010, I had unprotected sex with a sexworker. My penis was in her Vagina for less than a minute. The HIV status of the lady is unknown.After visiting the Doctor, I was prescribed 1 tablet of combvir daily for 28 days. Is this okay?I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,No, it's not ok. The standard dose of Combivir (AZT+3TC) is 1 tablet twice daily, whether it be for PEP or standard treatment of HIV.I'd recommend taking the Combivir twice daily, go back to the pharmacy or doctor to insist on the... Read more »
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Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hello. I need some advice about a really bad situation that I've found myself in.

I was assaulted at a party last weekend - I know that someone had sex with me (I'm female, he was male), but because I was drunk it's all a bit hazy.

Sorry to be... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

Hiv test after 3 years of exposure.

Posted by sammi0506, 1 Reply
Hi .. I am from Sydney Australia.

I was exposed to HIV. I had a HIV antibody and antigen test 3 years later. ( Blood sample) . It came back negative.

I am aware that there is a 3 month window period..
But my question is... Would there still be HIV... Read more »

Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »