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I am scared out of my mind I had unprotected oral sex with

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I am scared out of my mind I had unprotected oral sex with ejaculation i was the giver he ejaculated in my mouth i started pep 70 hours after exposure i have been feeling muscle ache and joint pain and nausea since I started pep i had blood work done my
wbc count was 12.4 neutrophils were 72 and lymphocytes were 21.2 i have been under extreme anxiety for 6 months can pep affect blood work numbers and can it cause symptoms I'm having and how effective is pep
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

There was actually no need of staring PEP with only unprotected oral sex which is an extremely low or negligible risk factor for the transmission of HIV and not considered as a risk factor for starting PEP.

PEP in itself is very effective in preventing the transmission of HIV.

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