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pep treatment recommended for unprotected oral exposure?
Oct 2, 2010

I had an encounter with another male, whose hiv status I am uncertain of, in which I did allow ejaculation into my mouth. I swallowed quickly and afterwards rinsed my mouth out with water just to be sure no semen was sitting around my gums, etc. I have a healthy mouth, no bleeding gums or open sores, and no other known infections, including std. The other person had no visible sores or lacerations on or around his genitals. Does this pose a great enough risk to me that I should pursue pep treatment immediately or should I just wait to be tested at the usual 3 month interval? I generally am very safe. This is the riskiest thing I have done in quite some time. I am concerned but don't want to overreact. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

PEP would not be warranted in the scenario you describe. A single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark would provide a definitive result.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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