Posted by: stemmer m | 2009/07/14


how many days are recommneded if a health professional is expose to risk hiv infection (like needle prick,in contact with infectious blood)must take the medication and how propably is the infection?.

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PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) depends on various factors - The type of exposure, the patients status, patients viral, load, etc.

In the absence w ell-controlled studies the recommendations suggest a four-w eek course irrespective of the severity of exposure. The optimum treatment period is not know n. The duration of PEP is not based on experimental findings but rather on the average duration of time it takes to seroconvert - to "become positive" or to produce antibodies to fight infection.

With the correct treatment risk is considered to be low.

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Posted by: stemmerm | 2009/07/15

A person find out that he is HIV+ went for test 2 find out his cd4 count is 327 and the docter did not put him on treatment everyting seems find now the person get the all the symptoms of hiv again fever sore throat is it normal or is it showing that the immune system is weak what do you suggest.

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