|What is PEP?
Apr 2, 2005
I have been involved with a man for the past nine months. He is HIV+ and I am HIV-. We've been having safe sex from the beginning. I read on one of the forums about taking PEP in the event of condom breakage. What is it, how does it work, and how can I get it. Also, how often should I get tested. I perform oral sex on him (he does not ejaculate). Also, he has Hep B and recommended that I get vaccinated. I just completed my last of 3 shots. How can Hep B be contracted. Thanks for being here.
Response from Dr. Remien
Please see my response to a question about PEP titled,
You should speak with your doctor about how often you should be tested for HIV.
Yes, you should definitely be vaccinated for Hep B as should most people who are sexually active and do not already have antibodies for Hep B. It is a very successful at preventing infection with Hep B. Hep B can be transmitted from sexual contact and via blood.
I hope this is all helpful.
HIV(-) man in love with HIV(+) woman
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