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01. HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
If you are ever exposed to HIV or have a reasonable doubt that you might be exposed, male or female, going to a doctor or ER and receiving the ‘HIV Plan B’, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, will severely reduce your chances of contracting the disease.
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking anti-HIV medications as soon as possible after you may have been exposed to HIV to try to reduce the chance of becoming HIV positive. These medications keep HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body.
To be effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours of exposure, before the virus has time to make too many copies of itself in your body. PEP consists of 2-3 antiretroviral medications and should be taken for 28 days. Your doctor will determine what treatment is right for you based on how you were exposed to HIV. PEP is safe but may cause side effects like nausea in some people. These side effects can be treated and are not life threatening. PEP is not 100% effective; it does not guarantee that someone exposed to HIV will not become infected with HIV.
02. How much a job should pay for your level of experience
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes wage data for hundreds of industries and thousands of jobs. Want to know how much a job should pay for your level of experience? Here’s the link. When a potential employer asks how you calculated your salary requirements, you can quote from this reliable source. It is hard to argue with the government. Government knows who is getting paid what.
03. Tylenol Dosage and Precautions
Tylenol should not be taken beyond 3000 mg per day, and never mixed with alcohol. The 3000 mg limit comes from manufacturers, not the FDA. The FDA states that 4000mg can safely be taken in a day, which is why this is the limit most often used in healthcare settings.
Tylenol overdose antidote N-acetylcysteine is available as a supplement. It may be appropriate to keep on hand if you are worried about Tylenol overdose. Probably impractical, but for the super-prepared who also keep activated charcoal around.
04. Mailing Lost IDs
In the United States, you can put a lost ID in any mailbox and the postal service will deliver it to the mailing address on the card. There is no law or anything that forces the USPS to do this. They simply do it because they feel it’s the right thing to do. There are some government ID’s that actually have it written on them to drop into any mailbox.
05. About the Calm Act
The CALM Act, designed to prevent television commercials from blaring much louder than the regular program, has a tattle number and needs viewers to help report non-compliance. Viewers can report super-loud commercials to the FCC on the agency’s website here or by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).