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PEP IN 25TH DAY,

Question: 

Hi,need help i was in my pep medication but on the 25th day i had remain 3 days to finish my medication i slept with my wife unprotected could i have infected her I'm worried please help,thank you?

Answer: 

Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

Having unprotected sex is considered to be a high risk activity for HIV transmission. Because you may have been taking PEP as a result of a high risk exposure, I would recommend that both you and your wife get tested for HIV. HIV tests are considered to have conclusive results when taken 12 weeks (3 months) after exposure. In the case of taking PEP, this window period begins after the dose of PEP is completed. It also may be helpful to know that about 95% of HIV infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks of exposure. This means that you and your wife could get tested at this time and retest at 12 weeks for conclusive results.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

For more information you can always visit the AIDS Vancouver website or check out CATIE.org.

Isla (Volunteer)

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