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Truvada Post Exposure

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Occupational Exposure

Hi Dr Frascino, I am a medical resident and today suffered an occupational injury from an AIDS patient. I was placing a 20G IV when the patient jumped and it stuck my finger. The injury wasn't very deep, but I had a bit of blood from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, PEP further reduces your HIV-acquisition risk; however, we can't say by exactly how much because there are many confounding variables, including viral strain, viral load, whether the source patient was on antiretrovirals, time to your... Read more »

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP's)

Good day I would just like to know if there is anything I can take with the PEP's (Combivir) to relieve all the side effects and make me feel better? It is only day 2 of the course but I feel very very sick (Nausea, Vomiting, severe diarrhoea,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Combivir can be tough. Truvada may be a better option. Both are best when taken with a third agent. If Combivir is all you can get, anti-nausea meds may help a bit but won't help your other symptoms. Talk to your doctor to see if the exposure... Read more »

Mucous Membrane Sperm Exposure - Posting 5th time, please respond

Dear Shannon,As I have been receiving mixed answers from different experts, I would really appreciate if you could help me with risk assessment of the situation described below.Exposure:I am not circumcised, and after receiving vigorous oral sex for...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm sorry you haven't received an answer yet to your question.Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. Being uncircumcised doesn't increase those risk for oral transmission. If you glands had cuts or sores your chances... Read more »

5 days on HIV Post-exposure meds

I recently had unprotected anal sex with a man where I was the insertive partner only. We both get tested regularly, and have both always been hiv-neg, so we didn't use condoms based on logic of serosorting. It had been about 4 months since...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Unfortunately we do not know how long is just right when it comes to PEP. The original data looked at 4 weeks so that is what we are stuck with.Some important considerations:- The chance that PEP would be effective days after an exposure seems very... 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 »

How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone:

At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »

HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
So I had a possible exposure three months ago, and at 7 weeks I did a blood antibody test that came back negative. Now, at around 12 weeks, I am starting to experience some ARS symptoms (fever, sweating, chills). I will DEFINITELY get retested in a... Read more »

9 week post exposure, muscle twitches, 7 week Oraquick rapid negative result.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
any way muscle twitches can have anything to do with 9 weeks post exposure HIV, Read more »