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Please please help! Mistake of my life!!!

Jul 20, 2010

Dear Dr. Bob, I know unprotected oral sex bears a relatively low hiv risk. However, during unprotected oral sex with a part time sworker i experienced a scratch (1mm) on the glans of my penis. Later i had protected vaginal sex with no contact with any bodfy fluid. Hence not knowing the likelihood of the girl having potential bleeding gums (almost sure she was positive . black southafrican part time sex worker in cape town, who i met in a nice lounge) I was prescribed PEP 9 hours later. I am day 21 after exposure. What are my odds of getting infected. When should i get my first test after pep ? My specialist has said i should do it right after the finishing PEP... Thanks a lot for your help! I will donate as soon as i get home!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your HIV-acquisition risk is exceedingly low, even considering your 1 mm scratch on Mr. Happy's head. You are correct: Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission. That you took PEP nine hours after the incident further lowers your already very low risk of acquiring the virus.

Guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend follow-up HIV-antibody tests at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.

Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's urgently needed and warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your post-PEP HIV tests remain negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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