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The Morning After Pill For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Opinion Piece on "Sex and the HIV Morning-After Pill"

"More than 30 years since AIDS emerged, and two decades since antiretroviral drugs transformed that epidemic into a chronic but manageable disease, conversations about HIV remain awkward, especially for gay men. ... Two recent developments could... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Take Two Pills and Call Your Pharmacist in the Morning

HIV is a complicated condition requiring expert care, but how to access that care is another question. Shifting some of that expertise to the pharmacy would be a boon to ending the epidemic. In November, the Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

What You Should Know About . . . PEP! (The "Morning After" Pill)

A couple of months ago, my co-worker took a phone call from a person who was desperate to find a place to get the "morning after" pill for free after having unprotected sex 72 hours ago. It took several questions to figure out that the caller was... Read more »
Ask the Experts

morning after pill

If I believe that I was potentially exposed to the HIV virus last night, is there any "morning-after" treatment that I can take to decrease my odds of actually getting HIV?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), meaning giving people HIV medications after an exposure, is commonly used in cases of potential occupational HIV exposure such as a needle stick injury. PEP has been used after possible sexual exposure to HIV most... Read more »

morning-after pill + PEP?

dr. bob! you are a wonderful human's a quick q: now that the morning-after pill is available over the counter, if me and a guy have, let's say, a little bit more fun than we should without protection, is it OK for me to take the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello cf,There is always the possibility of drug-drug interactions. Since I do not know what medications are in your hypothetical PEP regimen, I can't comment specifically. Your HIV specialist or the physician who prescribes the PEP should warn... Read more »

Morning after pill for AIDS?

I did a really stupid thing last night and had sex with someone I met at a bar, without a condom. I am a female, and I have never done anything like this before, and have had sex with only two other people in my life! I have no idea what his HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unless you know that your partner had HIV-disease (HIV infection had been confirmed through testing) or had significant risk for infection (sex with men, shares needles, or confirmed exposure to HIV), taking medication (PEP) after your exposure is... Read more »

Forgot my morning pills

Hello Dr young, i currently taking combivir and viramune, one in the morning and one at night,I had never miss a dosis, i'm been undetectable since i started my treatment, but yesterday for some reason i forgot my morning pills, and when i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hola Alberto,No te preocupes. Si olvidiste solo un dosis, no hay riesgos a falla de sus tratamientos or resistencia.Simplemente, recomienzas tus medicinas a tiempo regular.Buenas suerte, y un abrazo fuerte,BY... Read more »
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how many pills?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am HIV positive and go to doc next week. Probably start on meds. I would like and idea of how many pills I will have to take. I know it depends but I'm just curious how many so of you take. I know its not like it used to be taking loads... Read more »

Scared to take my first ever pill

Posted by hivstudent, 4 Replies
Tonight I am taking my first 2 pills of Kivexa (Epzicom) and Isentress.
I am scared! Shaking! And I feel like my heart is crumbing and shrinking :/
I feel good, I just do not want the med to make me feel worse
Doctor expects the best, but still I do... Read more »

Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
Great Snippett from Regan Hoffman! Read more »