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Do I Need PEP - Only 12 Hours To Go !!!

Hi Doc,Just a yes or no - Do I need PEP?Exposure - a 45 minute long blowjob from a hooker (very high probability of being HIV positive as she wanted to have sex without a condom). It was rough with deep throating and my penis and urethral opening...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,PEP would not be warranted for a 45-minute session of penis-tonsil hockey with a high-risk hooker. An HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark would be recommended. Good luck. Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob... Read more »

I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry... Read more »

do I need PEP please answer quickly

Hello Dr,I performed unprotected oral sex on a woman about 36 hourse ago. Do I need to be but on... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

PEPping Up Your HIV Defenses

Evidence that post-exposure treatment (PEP) with zidovudine is associated with a significant (79%) decrease in the risk of occupational transmission of HIV (usually after a needlestick accident) has propelled many to consider post-sexual exposure... Read more »
Project Inform

Post-Exposure Prevention

There has been growing interest in the use of Post-Exposure Prevention (PEP) as a means of preventing HIV infection. PEP involves a person beginning anti-HIV therapy within hours of suspected HIV exposure, with a goal of blocking the establishment... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now? There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after a known exposure. Currently, PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of infection... Read more »
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Major anxiety - do I need PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I had unprotected sex at the end of January, and tested negative at 13 weeks. I am seeing a psychiatrist to address my anxiety and depression that has arose because of this issue.
Also, I have developed a deep fear of contracting HIV.... Read more »

PEP needs to be easier to get around the world

Posted by ohcrud, 1 Reply
I see New York and San Francisco have easy to get programs for PEP, but no where else is it real easy to get. With the medical proof I have read. Yep, lots of reading in the past 48 hours, it seems highly effective.

Frustrating. Read more »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
REGARDS BROTHERS, I HAVE HEARD THAT THE TREATMENT ANTIVIRAL WITH WHEN IT (IS) IS USED TO ANTICIPATE(ADVANCE) YOU (THERE (PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP,... Read more »

pep talk please? need courage to get 3-month test

Posted by question_mark, 1 Reply
I need to have my three month test done. Actually, my three month 2 & 1/2 week test, because I've been procrastinating.

My last possible exposure would have been 8/19. I didn't think of it as being a "possible exposure" at the time. I gave... Read more »