|PEP for an episode of broken condom
Jul 19, 2008
Yesterday I had a possible exposure to HIV when the condom broke while having sex with an Escort. She claimed to be "clean", but her status is probably unknown. I was given a PEP regimen of Trvada and Isentress by the HIV specalist. What is my degree of risk of seroconverting?
Thanks for any and all help.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated statistical risk would be far less, because we do not know the status of your gal-pal and because you are taking PEP.
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