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Author Topic: PEP??????  (Read 2410 times)

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Offline dumbdumb1234567

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« on: November 29, 2006, 11:12:32 AM »
I received unprotected oral from a sex worker.  It lasted 6-8 minutes.  When she finished she went and brushed her teeth, mouthwash, etc.  When she came out of the bathroom and added more light to the room I noticed she had 3 big red sores on her lips, looked like a herpes outbreak.  I am freaking out.

Should I start Pep?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 11:15:30 AM »
No, you don't need PEP. Receiving a blowjob is not a risk for hiv transmission.

Offline dumbdumb1234567

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 11:53:03 AM »
I'm not freaking out about the "blow job".....it's about the herpes looking things.  They were big and red.

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 12:10:56 PM »
PEP is a treatment developed primarily for healthcare workers who have had needlestick accidents related to HIV.

Those mouth sores you are concerned about have nothing to do with HIV transmission. Herpes can be passed along by skin to skin contact. You should discuss the matter with your doctor.

This is an HIV-focused website, and as you've already been told you were not at risk for HIV during this incident.   
Andy Velez

Offline dumbdumb1234567

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 11:21:38 AM »

I was not clear in my previous post.  What I meant was would this assumed oral herpes outbreak increase the risk of hiv infection?

Offline dumbdumb1234567

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 11:54:30 AM »

If I need to PEP, I need to go now.

Offline HIVworker

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 11:58:55 AM »
PEP would not be prescribed for this sort of exposure.
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: PEP??????
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 12:49:01 PM »
Please read (or re-read) the lesson on Transmission. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

In the entire history of the epidemic and countless millions of blow jobs later, there has never been a documented case of transmission to someone getting one. It's safe to say you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

You've been worrying needlessly. Whatever has provoked your intense concern, I can tell you this is not an HIV situation. Period. End of story.

Andy Velez


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