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URGENT! Is PEP recommended for my case? (exposure happened an hour ago)

Jan 15, 2010

Hi Dr. Frascino,

I had sex with a 26 year old male who I met online. He says he doesn't have any diseases, so I let him perform oral sex on me (he says he gets tested every two months because of his job). I didn't suck his penis. The oral sex lasted for about 30 seconds. And then I ejaculated into his mouth. He spit it out right away.

Should I start PEP? How significant was my exposure? And if I had a disease (HIV), is it possible that he got it?


Response from Dr. Frascino


Thirty seconds? Is your nickname Quick-Draw McGraw?

The HIV risk from oral sex is very low, particularly for the insertive partner.

PEP is not warranted. If you remain worried, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

A question regarding HIV transmission risk (mere paranoia?)
...I just wanted to say thank you.

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