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Do I Need To Take Post Exposure Prophylaxis

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Do I need to Start Post Exposure Prophylaxis?

I had a nude massage from a sex worker including my fingering her and manual release. She had touched herself and used saliva to lubricate her hand to masturbate me. I have herpes and I've had flulike symptoms for the past couple of days since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,PEP for a slippery spit hand job? No, of course not. The "E" in PEP stands for "exposure," and to even consider PEP, the exposure has to be very significant. Yours certainly was not. Your symptoms "for the past couple Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Hello Doctor,I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.My condom completely broke and... Read more »

Post exposure prophylaxis

Hi, I'm a 19 year old college student, I live in Mexico. I had unprotected receptive intercourse... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

..."at-risk individuals need to be empowered to make improved risk calculations from an increased perception that they could be exposed to HIV if they continue their current behavior patterns," the authors concluded. "The concern is that PEPSE was... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Independent Online Examines "Hurdles" in Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Rape Survivors in Kenya

...overcome to obtain post-exposure prophylaxis, which can reduce their chance of contracting HIV if started within 72 hours after exposure to the virus ( Independent Online , 5/9). PEP usually involves taking a 28-day course of the antiretroviral... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Nevirapine Warning on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

...when the benefits of nevirapine for PEP outweigh the risks? A3: The only possible exception would be if an individual is exposed to HIV from a patient with known drug resistance to all other available antiretrovirals. In this case,... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...Hi all, I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month. My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said I need to wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »


Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? Read more »

Help me please I may have been raped

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...since these were strangers who may have had sex with me though i hope not but i cannot tell. I need advice if i should persue Post-Exposure Prophylaxis therapy or not and how would i go about obtaining it. I live in Los Angeles. Read more »