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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment...
Ask the Experts

I want to treat my HIv the natural way

I don't trust all those toxic chemicals you guys push. I want to use alternative complementary therapies. Which ones work best?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,How you choose to manage your HIV disease is ultimately up to you. I would simply ask that you get informed and learn the facts before deciding on your best therapeutic Read more »

I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry with you in case of exposure?Do you need a prescription or purchase off the shelf?Is there a % of how effective it is if used within 72 hours?Thanks for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Scott,I'm delighted you are educating your sons about STDs/HIV (and educating yourself in the process!).PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) involves a 28-day course of usually three antiretroviral Read more »

No sleep from 2 days! (NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."hopspital" has no clue what PEP is??? YIKES! That's shocking even for a square red state in the middle of the country!I doubt an HIV-knowledgeable physician would recommend a course of PEP for the type of risk you took ("viginal sex"!?), but if... Read more »

CD4 counts

Dear Doctor, I have a CD4 count of 291. The last time it was 348. Should I be alarmed of this drop? I am a celibate male and always tell people that abstinence is the only sure way of avoiding HIV/AIDS and to prevent it's spread.
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
...also don't indicate what your previous CD4 cells counts or viral load results have been, or whether you are current receiving HIV treatment. I would never act on one CD4 count change. I would always repeat it to see if the trend is real. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Legislature Examining Ways to Avoid HIV/AIDS Medication Copayments in State Budget

...Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday indicated that they are examining ways to avoid proposed co-payments for some people living with HIV/AIDS who receive medications though the state, NorthJersey.com reports. The copayments are part of Gov. Jon... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Complete Adherence to Antiretroviral Drug Regimens Best Way to Avoid Development of Drug-Resistant HIV, Study Says

...Complete adherence to antiretroviral drug treatment is the best way to prevent HIV from mutating and developing drug resistance, according to a study to be published in the Feb. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Read more »
The Body

HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

... Listen to Audio (49 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here . Welcome. My name is Kellee Terrell and I'm the news editor for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
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Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was Read more »

RECENT STUDY ORAL SEX & HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
..."UTMB Study Explains Why Oral Sex Unsafe in Age of HIV" Houston Chronicle Online (02/03/00); Hopper, Leigh New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston Read more »