|IS PEP necessary
Jan 20, 2011
About 30 or so hrs ago, I had an encounter with a csw whose status is questionable. I used a condom throughout the whole act. I checked the condom afterwards for tears and i wasn't aware of any slippage during the act. I know i'm probably overreacting but I've heard that condoms are not 100% effective and people can still get HIV even with consistent and correct use of a condom. I'm kinda worried now and considering PEP but is it really warranted.
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| Response from Dr. Frascino
PEP is not warranted. Protected sex is considered "protected," assuming the latex condom is used properly and doesn't fail (break). Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.
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