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Author Topic: PEP question!  (Read 1625 times)

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Offline grexed

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PEP question!
« on: December 26, 2011, 01:07:44 PM »
Hey guys I'm just wondering if I should get a PEP?

This guys my friend, I'm unaware of his sereostatues but I do know he sleeps around a lot.
I have no idea about his condom usage but I can guanrentee it's very lax.

The first time we had sex I made sure a condom was used, but I was losing my erection so he took it off and got me back to hard. Then he just decided to shove my penis inside of him for about 5 seconds before I freaked out and told him to take it out.

I put on another condom and proceeded to have sex with him.
I'm so scared this biref encounter is going to lead to HIV should I go to emegency and get a PEP prescription?

I'm 19 and this happened last night
« Last Edit: December 26, 2011, 01:34:35 PM by grexed »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Should I get a PEP?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 01:34:08 PM »
I've deleted your duplication of this thread. Please only this same thread for any future entries.

If the length of time during which you penetrated him was as brief as you reported, then the risk was really minimal. HIV is not easily transmitted. It is also significantly lower risk for the insertive partner than for the receptive one. But it is a risk and to be sure about your HIV status I do recommend that you get tested at 3 months.

Just make sure that in the future a condom is always being used for anal intercourse, no matter who is the insertive partner.

Good luck with your test. Odds are in your favor that you will test negative.
Andy Velez

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Re: Should I get a PEP?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 01:57:09 PM »
I deleted the other duplicate of your thread, Not this one.

If you have any doubts about whether you were inside him longer than a few seconds then you could still do PEP. Based on what you have reported I don't think it is necessary, but you have to make that decision. And it must be started within 48-72 hours after the risky incident. The earlier the better if you're going to do it.

If you do PEP, it means testing for a conclusive negative at 3 months AFTER the completion of PEP.
Andy Velez

Offline grexed

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PEP question!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 01:50:59 PM »
Hey guys, I'm not sure were to put this. But, Sunday is my last day of PEP wooo.

Anyway, the pharmacist did not give me two of the three pills needs for the last doss. So on my last day I'll just have 1 to take instead of the normal three.

I was just wondering if this is really an issue? I've never missed a doss and am always on time with them. If it doesn't really matter, that would be best because where I live is very far from where the pharmacy is and would rather not travel all the way over there.

Sorry if this is in the wrong section!

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Re: PEP question!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 03:17:24 PM »
No, don't fret about it

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Re: PEP question!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 08:10:46 AM »
grexed,

Yes, you did post in the wrong section. As someone who has not been diagnosed with hiv, you may not post in the forums meant for hiv positive members only.

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

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You need to know that you have extended your testing window period by four weeks. For a conclusive result, you need to test at three months past your last dose of PEP - which will be four months past the unprotected incident.

As you were told previously, PEP was not indicated in your situation. I fully expect you to test negative following this brief insertive incident, but you do need to test to make certain.

The earliest you should test is a six weeks post PEP (ten weeks post incident), as the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this time, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point (four month after the incident) but is highly unlikely to change.

Again, I fully expect you to test hiv negative.

Ann
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Re: PEP question!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 11:29:42 PM »
Thank you for the quick reply! I made my self familiar with the Rules and no other incidents should happen.

Anyways, the reason I continued the PEP was circumstances changed as he did actually come out to me to tell me he was HIV positive, so it was warranted for me in the end.

The thing is, this is my second day off the medication and I've devolped a fever and chills that only seem to deveolp in the evening. I didn't really thing much about them until my friend suggested I give the nurse a call. So I did, and she said this isn't normal and it may be the start of acute seroconversion?! Is this possible, it seems a little farfetched to me. I have been feeling slightly better and haven't had any fever over the course of my PEP. So of course with this news, I'm a little worried.

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Re: PEP question!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 09:25:33 AM »
grexed,

It's cold and flu season and I doubt very much that your fever has anything to do with hiv. You are highly unlikely to end up positive over this brief insertive incident, with or without PEP. As you've taken PEP, it makes it even less likely.

And yes, I read where you said the other person turned out to be hiv positive. If he's on meds and undetectable, you're more likely to sprout wings and fly to the moon than you are to end up poz over this. It's pretty much that unlikely anyway even if he's not on meds.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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