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PEPs Kaletra & Combivir

May 23, 2014

Hello Dr. Benjamin

I just finished my 28 days PEPs today with combination of Kaletra & Combivir. I took PEPs at around 68 hours post exposure. Got rash on legs at day 8 of PEPs. The rash is without hives or bumps.

My story was, I had protected vagina intercourse and unprotected oral sex (I am receiver). Both with a sex worker. I have few questions: 1. Was my risk of getting HIV infection high? 2. When should I get my test for HIV? 3. I am uncircumcised. Will this adding more risk to my condom usage? I hope I can get answers soon. And million thanks.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and think you proposing your question about post-exposure prophylaxis.

1. Your overall risk was very low. The risk while using a condom for vaginal intercourse or any oral sex is very low.

2. it's recommended have a HIV test one and three months after your exposure.

3. if you used a condom correctly, it makes no difference in risk if you're circumcised or not.

I hope that's helpful, BY

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