What Are The Pros And Cons Of Post Exposure Prophylaxis
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,For folks with counts similar to yours, there are no absolute rules for when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy. Many factors come into play: published guidelines; the potential benefit of decreasing HIV replication (viral load) and... Read more »
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Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?"Failures of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to prevent seroconversion have been reported and are often associated with ongoing risk exposure," the authors wrote. "Understanding why men who have sex with men (MSM) access... Read more »
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Is Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Receive Non-Occupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Worthwhile?Non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (NPEP) is routinely prescribed after high-risk sexual exposure. This offers providers the chance to test and treat patients who are at risk of concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In the... Read more »
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Posted by MF2010Hi 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 »
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 »
Posted by AnonymousI had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »
Posted by worried22yo, 2 RepliesHey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!
Good luck to everyone! Read more »
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