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PEP for Deliberate Exposure to HIV
Jul 23, 2014

Long story short, I was taken advantage of. I fear Someone inserted a vile of a foreign substance into me anally, and it only dawned on me after the fact. 12 hours after this possible exposure I started my first dose of Truvada + Isentress as PEP. Would PEP be protective against an exposure that may have been deliberate, as opposed to the standard sexual exposure? I know there are rare anecdotal cases of deliberate infection, and I fear this may have been the intention of the person with whom I had this encounter.

Thanks for your response.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello,

There's no reason why PEP wouldn't be effective in cases of deliberate exposure to HIV.

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