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Should I have gone on PEP?
Mar 26, 2011

Dear Doc,

I had unprotected male on male sex four days ago. I was the receiving partner. The other guy was in me for 3-5 minutes but did not ejaculate in me. Afterwards we breifly discussed the fact we had unprotected sex he asked me if I was negative, I replied that I was and he said he was too. However, I feaked out soon after leaving as it was a random hookup I went straight to the local sexual health centre and was put on PEP. After I calmed down a bit I got back in contact with him and told him my concerns. He replied that he also freaked out a bit and that he is tested every three months (always neg) and that the last time he had unprotected sex was nine months previously with a long term partner and he has been tested since. This reassured me a lot and I am now conseidering going off PEP. I still want to get some further tests done but I am thinking PEP may be uncessary now. Do you have any advice?


Response from Dr. Frascino

This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there using the same title and add the phrase, "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Thank you.

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