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Do i need PEP after giving oral
Jul 9, 2014

I performed oral sex on 2 men with unknown hiv statuses and took semen in my mouth, i didnt keep it in for more than 5 seconds and have no cuts in my mouth that i know of should i be cosidering PEP.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

According to the most recent New York State PEP guidelines, receptive oral sex is lower risk for HIV transmission and warrants PEP only on a case-by-case basis: if the insertive partner was known to have HIV with a high viral load, if you had oral lesions (for example a herpes outbreak or bleeding gums).

Overall, your risk seems very, very low, and likely doesn't benefit from PEP. BY



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