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Prophylaxis for HIV

Mar 28, 2002

Would you consider prophylaxis for HIV infection in a male who has had unprotected anal sex with another male, without knowing the status of the partner he was with? What if the partner was a female and unprotected vaginal sex occured?

Response from Mr. Kull

If you are male and you were the receptive partner in anal sex and your partner ejaculated inside of you AND he was of unknown status, there is legitimacy to beginning post-exposure prophylaxis. Having unprotected receptive anal sex with an MSM of unknown status is an activity that poses a significant risk for infection.

See PEP for more information.


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