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Take pep while on prep
Sep 21, 2017

I am currently HIV- and have been on PrEP For a few years now. I never miss a dose but two days ago I missed a dosage. The following day I took my prep, however that night I had Sex and the condom broke while I was topping him. I took 3 strokes in him bare before pulling out. Are the levels of PrEP in my body enough to help protect against potential exposure or should I supplement with a PEP regiment?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

If you've been taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), especially since you've been so adherent, there's no need to take post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Indeed, that's precisely the reason why PrEP is used, and how it works.

Be well, BY

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