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Author Topic: Should I get PEP?  (Read 845 times)

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Should I get PEP?
« on: August 03, 2013, 09:10:14 AM »
Dear POZ Community,

Last night I met this guy and we both kissed and mutually masturbated. Apart there are three events that are concerning me, and therefore I would kindly appreciate your help:

- I gave him oral for 30 seconds or so. There was no pre-ejaculatory fluid and I did not have any sores or open wounds in my mouth.

- He then masturbated me manually until I ejaculated and then cleaned me. Shortly after that we were lying face to face and while he was on top he masturbated himself until he ejaculated. Although we were face to face some of his semen got into my face as some drops into my eye (near the tear duct canal and at the opposite end). I suddenly felt some irritation on the eye while trying to clean it.

- After cleaning ourselves and cuddling for several hours we then engaged in frotting/frottage, but only this time only I came.

Given the above I would kindly appreciate your insight concerning HIV transmission risk. This all situation has been stressful for me given my spermophobic nature.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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Re: Should I get PEP?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 09:19:07 AM »
Hi JMac . Getting cum in the eye is irritating but not a risk for HIV . The eye is a mucus membrane but not the sort that is susceptible to HIV infections in the case of cum getting in it  . No one has ever been infected the way you are concerned about , so you can relax .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME FOR THIS INCIDENT , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!


You didn't have a risk and you do not need PEP .     

Offline JMac

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Re: Should I get PEP?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:31:07 AM »
Dear Jeff,

And concerning the other sexual activities was there any risk?

I have a routine test scheduled 9 days from today... should I get another one in 84 days / 12 weeks time?

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Should I get PEP?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 09:36:43 AM »
The risk for HIV is as follows ...
Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

You didn't have a risk in any of the situations you described and do not need to test over this incident . The window period for HIV testing is 6 weeks past any exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . You do not need to test but if it gives you peace of mind go for it , a HIV test never hurt anyone .

 


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