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PEP ?
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:33:48 pm »
Dear expert,
Greetings.

I am an uncircumcised male, 50 years of age.
Being risk illiterate, I seek your advice for the following exposures in phillipines,

Day 1: protected oral with my penis covered with condom, a bit rough and protected fingering of a CSW. Careless removal of condom though and possibility of penis getting exposed to vaginal fluid because I masturbated my self after removing the condom from my fingers. Two condomes used

Day 2: received handjob from unknown person who had an old piercing in her tongue. Just when she was about to start the HJ, she spat on my penis. I rushed to the bathroom to clean up in about 10-15 seconds. HJ was then performed with a moisturizing lotion.

Fearing that the second exposure might have carried a risk with the possibility of saliva mixed with blood, I went to a doctor who while saying these were low risk activities, informed me about the concept of PEP. I started PEP after 70 hours of the second exposure.

Reading through this website however, I realize that PEP  may not have been the best decision sir and I need your kind advice if once started, should they be taken to complete the course or can be stopped. Did my exposures warrant me to go for that in the first place? I have taken them for 10 days.

Many thanks

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 02:40:20 pm »
Hiya

What you posted is not an HIV concern - None whatsoever.
If this was your only sexual activity then, relax and, move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.  Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention going forward.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other far easier to acquire STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 02:46:07 pm »
Dear Jim,

Thanks a ton to you sir. Iíll essentially stop the course and donate the remaining meds.

Thanks a lot.

Rob

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 02:52:22 pm »
You're welcome.
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
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Transmission and Risks:
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PEP and PrEP

Offline robust1234

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 03:26:42 pm »
Sir,
Do you recommend testing for this particular incident. Thanks.
Rob

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 04:21:41 pm »
Hiya

No as what you posted was no exposure, no testing needed.

Relax move on with your life and continue to use condoms for intercourse, test out of standard routine at least yearly for HIV and easier to aquire STI
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
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PEP and PrEP

Offline robust1234

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 06:31:49 pm »
Appreciate

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Re: PEP ?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 06:42:18 pm »
You're welcome
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Transmission and Risks:
HIV Transmission and Risks
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HIV Testing
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HIV TasP
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HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

 


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