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Women Infected From One Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP might be used in similar ways as a vaccine. Fact Sheet 159 has more information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle stick," when a health care worker accidentally gets jabbed with a needle containing HIV-infected...
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Confirmed Exposure

Hi Dr. BobHeres my conundrum. Vagina sex with a woman who is pos found out later. contracted hsv, hpv, ghonnerea, chlamydia, and hopefully not hiv. terribly horrible experience. How does a women have that many disease. My symptoms as of four wekks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...additional confirmatory HIV-antibody test at the six-month mark from the date of exposure for folks who had a significant HIV exposure to a source known to be HIV infected. You can contact the CDC if you want a full explanation of their rationale... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks, if tolerated. Who Should Use PEP?Workplace ExposurePEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle... 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
...weeks, if tolerated. Who Should Use PEP?Workplace ExposurePEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle... Read more »

Exposure

Is it hard for a woman to pass the virus to her mate? I have been in a relationship with a man for about 6 months and I disclosed my status maybe in the 2nd month. Before telling him my status I made it my business to use a condom no if and or buts....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...absorb the virus; however, the amount of love canal HIV+ love juice and the amount of HIV-negative urethral mucous membranes exposed to the infectious juice are both considerable less than in the reverse situation, right?!? Hence, the up to... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine Study Compares Effectiveness of NVP in Women Previously Exposed to Drug

...write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that compares the effectiveness of the drug in women who had previously been exposed to the drug to those who had not. The authors conclude, "Single-dose intrapartum and neonatal NVP is among the... Read more »
The Body

Forced Sterilizations Among HIV-Positive Women in Africa Exposed

...Trevor Hart, the lead author of the study, suggested that doctors need to educate themselves on the extremely low risk that a woman who is on an effective antiretroviral regimen will transmit HIV to her child. He also stressed, "There also needs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: African Men Urged to Shun Practices That Expose Women to AIDS

...Control Council. Orege called for a review of laws that reinforce a popular notion of conjugal rights, that "once married, a woman should not refuse to have sex with her husband." "Traditional images of masculinity not [only] encourage men to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Vaccine: For Women Already Exposed to HPV, Shots May Not Be as Helpful

...three-shot series should be administered at a young age. But for sexually active teens and young women who may have already been exposed to HPV, it is less clear whether Gardasil will be of benefit. Gardasil does not cure HPV, but it may help... Read more »
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Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Anonymous Basher Exposed!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A handjob from his girlfriend, and the anonymous basher (calling himself Gerd lately) finally has his exposure exposed! Now we know why he treated everyone so mean, he had a zero risk! Read more »