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PEP or not PEP
Aug 1, 2007

Dear Dr Frascino,

At a bath house a guy walked out of the steam room and started playing my nipples with his fingers. Soon it became hurtful; I guess perhaps it's becasue he used his finger nails as well.

I came home and checked my nipples, and seem to have found a small open cut there.

What if he got cum or pre-cum on his nails? I can't help thinking about PEP. Do I have a case for PEP ?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

". . . it's 'becasue' he used his finger nails . . . ." Hmmm . . . OK, if you say so.

PEP or no PEP? The answer is no PEP! Definitely no PEP!!!

PEP is to be used for significant HIV exposures, such as unprotected receptive sex with a partner known to be HIV positive. Nipple tweaking at a gay bathhouse would not constitute a significant HIV exposure!

Dr. Bob



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