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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


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


NO side Effects on PEP?
low rash reaction

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