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Testing Window Hiv Prophylactics Post Exposure

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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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HIGH RISK EXPOSURE IN THAI--PROPHYLACTIC TX OPTIONS

I AM AN RN WHOSE HUSB HAD HAD WAY TO MUCH TO DRINK AND WAS DRUGGED AND KIDNAPPED IN BANGKOK IN LATE MARCH/APRIL. 2 WEEKS LATER THE SKIN OF HIS PENIS SLOUGHED OFF. NO URETHRAL DRNG--DID NOT TEST FOR SYPHILIS--LONGSTANDING HX HERPES AS A YOUNG...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello RN,So your "49 year old healthy" husband was in Thailand and had a few too many drinks (OK). Then he was drugged (a bit unlikely but if you say so OK). And then he was kidnapped (now its beginning to sound a bit weird). And then he... Read more »

Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been advised to stop the treatment. However my question is if I do this and later in my career have another needle stick injury from a higher risk source how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Later use of HIV drugs for PEP should still work fine in majority of situations. KH... Read more »

AZT Post Prophylactic

What do you know about using AZT as a post prophylactic in case a woman has had unprotected sex with a man who is HIV positive and she is negative? Do you know when it should be used and how long it should be used to try to keep her positive? Is...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
What you are asking about is "Post Exposure Prophylaxis" (PEP) also known as "Post Exposure Treatment" (PET). Here is a response to a question about PEP that was posted on the "Safe Sex, Prevention, and Transmission"... Read more »

Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,WOO-HOO! Are you actually admitting I was right??? WOWZA! Well spank my butt and call me a Republican. I can hardly believe the words I'm reading! BRAVO K for believing your definitive and conclusive test results. Many folks who have... Read more »
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Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD-RE-POST

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection
Oh, let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says:
Th... Read more »

Some Posts re: WINDOW

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here are some posts answered by various doctors on The Body and John Hopkins sites. Their whole life revolves around the disease so I would think they know what they are talking about

In regard to your question about testing negative at 5 1/2... Read more »