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Sex while on PEP
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:41:55 pm »
Hello everyone. I am a male that was sexually assaulted 11 days ago by a female. From what I gathered (from the female)  unprotected intercourse occurred while I was passed out. It was all unprotected. 1&1/2 days later I went to the ER to report the incident and get assistance. I was put on PEP before the 48hr mark. Iíve been taking it consistently everyday (truvada once and Isentres twice a day). However today (11 days after incident) I had protected intercourse with my wife. We used a condom which maintained intact the whole time. The sex lasted less than 5 minutes as I soon broke down and told her what had occurred. I am concerned for both of us. Should she get tested and started on PEP as well? How effective is the PEP that I am on? And how likely is it to reduce the possibility of infection? My doctor said that I donít have to abstain from sex, but I think that I should since I couldnít control my emotions after what transpired.

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 02:00:10 am »

Firstly I'm sorry to hear about the assault and, I truly hope you are getting any support you need.

However today (11 days after incident) I had protected intercourse with my wife. We used a condom which maintained intact the whole time.

Regarding the intercourse with your partner, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner. There is no reason to be stressing about intercourse as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Should she get tested and started on PEP as well?
I can't really do risk assessments for 3rd party ... Look what you posted here was not a concern for your partner and if this was the only sexual contact then even testing outside of standard routine is not warranted for her let alone PEP.

How effective is the PEP that I am on?

It's highly effective, so much so, that if what you posted was your only exposure I would fully expect your results to be HIV negative when you do test.

My doctor said that I donít have to abstain from sex, but I think that I should since I couldnít control my emotions after what transpired.

What you have been through can be highly traumatic, do what is right for you at the moment, but do consider getting support to help you through this. Talk to your doctor and I am sure they will have information on local support groups and assistance.

Kind regards


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