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Preemptive Treatment After High Risk Anal Sex
Jun 27, 2002


About 30 days ago, I had anal sex as the receptive partner with someone who I now fear was HIV+. I have just tested positive using a home test. However, I read elsewhere on this site that getting a prescription for one of the combination drugs after high risk exposure makes sense. Please advise. Thank you so much!

Response from Dr. Young

Yes, there is a substantial basis for considering starting therapy soon after (or during)seroconversion. This period typically lasts for 2-3 months following exposure.

I'd advise that you get formally tested and seek medical attention if the test confirms your status. Consider obtaining a drug resistance test, too if you are acutely infected. Lastly, talk to your healthcare provider about clinical studies and/or therapy options.

Good luck. -BY

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