ePharmacy Latest Promotion Consult a Specialist
Need Help?
Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

Do i have to go for PEP medication?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: July 28, 2020 1:50 AM
Anonymous 10 months

Hi , i have protected sex , i think i got contact with vaginal fluids right and just realise that i have a sore on my leg , do i need to go for PEP ?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 10 months
General Practitioner

Greetings. Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. For your information, PEP works by stopping the virus from replicating after recent exposure. The cells originally infected with HIV will die naturally within a short period of time, reducing the likelihood for HIV to establish itself in the body.

From your complaints, I would recommend you to talk to a doctor at the hospital for post exposure prophylaxis if it is a high risk sexual activities because the status of HIV in the other partner is unknown. You would need to meet their criteria before starting the treatment and you’ll need to start it within 72 hours or sooner than that after being esposed.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for you to know more in detail, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

hiv-15273

Last Updated: Tue Jul 28 2020 01:50:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
4.89
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or Infectious Disease Specialist Specialist online about HIV from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult RM19.99 Specialist Consult From RM80
COVID-19 Test Services
See all coronavirus COVID-19 test service providers in Malaysia. PCR/RTK test at home, clinic, drive through or to your premises.
See All COVID-19 Tests

Top Questions