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Hiv from paper towel ?
Apr 16, 2010

Please help me doctor, i'm so scared. After mutual masturbation, i used a paper towel with a rest of sperm from my hiv+ friend to clean my penis , also the urethra area. He used it approximately 10 minutes before, but could still have been a bit wet. The doctor prescribed my just truvada as pep.

1. how would you evaluate my risk? 2. is only truvada enough for pep?

thanks so much doctor

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

1. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. I would not have recommended PEP.

2. Truvada contains two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir. Some HIV specialists recommend a two-drug regimen for PEP in certain situations. Personally, I prefer a three-drug regimen.

Dr. Bob



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