Exposure to HIV
Jun 30, 2009
Last night I had unprotected sex with a guy who is HIV positive. I was the giver "top" during sex. We engaged in sex 3 times, each lasting about 10-15 minutes. I had thought he was negative, but found out later that evening he was positive. He indicated he is not on meds as his viral load is low. I checked my penis, and it didn't seem like he bled at all, but I know that's not necessarily the only risk. I did not ejaculate during sex.
Should I go for PEP treatment?
Response from Dr. Young
In short, I would consider PEP for your exposure.
The key thing is not to delay, since PEP is only thought to be effective if started within the 72 hours of the exposure.
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