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Offline Aloneandscared

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Sexual assault, iv drugs, and PEP
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:43:31 PM »
Hello i am a female that was sexual assaulted on a Saturday evening about 5pm he injected me with drug in my hip I soon found out it was heroin. I know he ejaculated and didn't use a condom. I was to embarrassed to call the cops because I was out of town with friends and we had been drinking all day (it was my 21 birthday) I caught an early flight home Sunday (24 hours after) and spent Sunday night and Monday figuring out what to do I am completely mortified by myself for letting this happen to me. On Monday I went to my obgyn to get a everything done when we she found out about me being drugged with an iv drug she decided to start me on PEP (truvda) the truvda company was so helpful they gave me a voucher for the drug thank god because I have no insurance. I received the drug and started taking it at 9pm Monday (52ish hours after the rape) I've been reading a lot like I tend to do and maybe I'm just freaking myself out even more but in the truvda enough? I've read it's not. What are the chances I could catch hiv from the assault or the iv drug if it was in fact a pre use needle? I'm really scared and still haven't told my family. I don't want to make a police report I was dunk and brought this upon myself... I don't want to keep repeating this story...

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Sexual assault, iv drugs, and PEP
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 11:02:33 PM »
Hi Alone . I'm so very sorry that this happened to you but you did the right thing by seeking medical attention . I did read your questions but its hard to quantify a risk because there are so many parameters to the situation ... you had a risk but you have taken the right steps to protect your health and are on the right track .

PEP is very affective at preventing HIV infections if initiated within 72 hours after exposure, Truvada is a powerful drug and works very well and is adequate as a PEP regimen . You should expect to come out of this OK and HIV negative .

PEP extends to the testing window period to 6 weeks past pep and again at 3 months to confirm the results . You did nothing to bring this on yourself and no one deserves to be attacked and raped ... please keep raking your meds and maybe consider talking to a councilor or therapist about what you are dealing with ... and above all else remember it was not your fault, I'm wishing you the very best of luck . 
« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 11:05:35 PM by Jeff G »
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