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Author Topic: Do I need to get PEP?  (Read 1154 times)

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Do I need to get PEP?
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:10:01 PM »
I met this guy and we hooked up.

I was the receptive partner.  We used condoms.  Towards the beginning of when we were in bed, he changed the condoms several times to try different types, because I was tight.

One time, he put his dick inside me to loosen me up.  Not all the way, just the head and maybe a bit more.  No thrusting, just putting it in.  Then he took it out and it turns out when he was trying to loosen me up, he hadn't been wearing a condom !!

This episode was probably for about ten seconds I think.  He says he is HIV neg but I just assume everyone is HIV pos and take precautions.

Am I at risk??  This happened about 8 hours ago....should I go to my doctor and get PEP?

I'm really worried....please help. Thank you

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Re: Do I need to get PEP?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 08:28:29 PM »
You did have a risk on the low end of risk for HIV . Its relatively low risk due to the fact it was brief insertion or dipping . Pep isn't warranted for this kind of brief exposure .

You can test for HIV at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the result . If this is your only concern then you should fully expect a negative result .

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!

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Re: Do I need to get PEP?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 08:40:39 PM »
Thank you so much for the reply.

I am just reading that dipping is when it goes all the way in.  I can't remember exactly if it went all the way in..but assuming if it did...doesn't that mean I should get PEP to be on the safe that?

Otherwise I would wait for the tests in a few months..and what if it's HIV then?

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Re: Do I need to get PEP?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 08:45:31 PM »
PEP is not indicated for brief dipping , it doesn't matter how deep the dip . If it were me I would wait and test at 6 weeks and again at 3 months .

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Re: Do I need to get PEP?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 08:51:28 PM »
OK thanks.

And finally, how brief is 'brief'?  After how long does it then no longer be brief?

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Re: Do I need to get PEP?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 08:56:26 PM »
Dipping is insertion and withdrawal . Put it in and pull it out .


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