PEP after 5 days
Jul 22, 2014
Hello Doctor -
My condom slipped for about less than a minute while having sex with an escort. I was assured by the provider that she was HIV safe and had her tests done less than 3 wks ago. One of my friends suggested to take PEP even though my exposure was limited. Should i try to take PEP now or just take the providers word and assume that I am safe ?
Thanks in advance !
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
PEP is not effective if started more than 72 hours of the HIV exposure.
Your risk is probably pretty low, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get HIV testing- recommended at 1 and 3 months after the exposure.
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