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Should someone get PEP if they had receptive unprotected

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Should someone get PEP if they had receptive unprotected anal sex, but the other person did not ejaculate and was not inside him very long? The HIV-status of the other person is unknown.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 months ago.


There is no set guideline.

This is low risk, but, if there was ejaculation that you don't know about the risk is up to around 3%.

If you and your doctor did decide on PEP, then it would have to be done within 72 hours.

It is valid to do, as this is high risk behavior.

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