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Taking Post Exposure Prophylaxis With Hiv Meds

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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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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 superficial laceration from trauma shears contaminated with dried blood that was several hours old but i started expanded pep nonetheless. 2 days...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most likely a drug rash but the situation is stressful (I have seen numerous drug rashes on situations like yours). KH... Read more »

Question about PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis)

I may have been exposed to HIV in this this saturday when i had sex with a female frien of mine, then, about 10 hours later i went to my doctor and he gave me Post-exposure prophylaxis. My doctor prescribed to me Biovir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting your question about PEP.1) HIV medications do not contain the virus, so there is absolutely no way that you would receive the virus (attenuated or not) by taking the pills.2) HIV medications work by stopping the... Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but I have had a possible exposure to the the hiv virus.I've acted quickly and my doctor has prescribed post exposure prophylaxis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm glad you acted quickly following your HIV exposure. And assuming that exposure was significant, I'm also glad your doctor prescribed PEP. However, I'm not so glad that he didn't tell you what to expect or answer your... Read more »

Post exposure prophylaxys

Hi there.My wife and I are both Dentists in South Africa. Sadly, yesterday, my wife did an extraction on a patient and a sharp piece of cortical bone pierced her finger. The patient tested HIV pos. with an elisa test. She is currently on 300mg...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Such an event could require a third agent such as a protease inhibitor. Unlikely secondary prophylaxis is indicated. I would practice safe sex and wait until her serology comes back.... 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 my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »

6weeks/post exposure/pep meds result

Posted by justagirl72
So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I'm happily married and monogamous for the past 10 years. Ten days ago 5 minutes of drunken stupidity could have changed all that.

I had gone to a strip club (which is a rarity for me). I got way too drunk and stupid, and got a lap dance. The... Read more »