HIV Prevention and Transmission

PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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My Former Patient was Denied PEP at a Big Atlanta HIV Organization. Here's What I Did.

David Malebranche's former patient tried to get PEP at a major Atlanta HIV clinic and was initally denied. Though the situation has been made right, it's important to make sure this doesn't happen again.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Your Prescription Is Ready: Best Ways to Work With Your Pharmacist

Though they may not be top-of-mind when you think about your health, pharmacists are an important part of your HIV care team. Pharmacist Jennifer Cocohoba suggests some ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your pharmacy visits.

By Jennifer Cocohoba, Pharm.D., A.A.H.I.V.E.
Woman taking the morning-after pill in bed, her partner is behind her

Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

By Janelle King
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This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

By Armonte Butler
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Fact Sheet

Key PointsPost-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking HIV medicines very soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV.PEP is intended for emergency situations. It is not meant for regular use by people who may be ex...

By HIVinfo
Q&A: Ask the Experts

3 hours late on pep 5th day

Took 4 pep pills on time 5th day was 3 hours late..does this have an matter or does the levels still mantain in blood for compensation?

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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Activists Demand Gilead Rescind nPEP Patient Access Program's Once-Per-Lifetime Use Limit

Gilead Sciences is coming under fire from HIV/AIDS activist groups for a recent change to its patient assistance program, imposing a once-per-lifetime limit on access to Truvada as part of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP).

By Martha Kempner
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Atripla I is it good PEP medication

I was recently exposed to hiv person and I am taking attipla for 30 days is it the right meds.the hiv positive person takes the same drug and is undetectable.Am I infected.?Will I be ok?

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Having unprotected sex while on PEP

I went to hospital for PEP treatment and I was assisted. While o was on PEP Treatment on the seventh day of treatment I had unprotected sex again. So is it possible for me to still get HIV ?

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Double dose of Truvada with Isentress

Hiya. I accidently took a double dose of Truvada at 6:30am this morning. I normally stick to a tight regime with Truvada and Isentress at 18:30pm in the evening and just Isentress in the morning. Will the double dose of Truvada have any detrimental i...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.