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#AskTheHIVDoc Episode 9: Post Hook-up Worries?

#AskTheHIVDoc Episode 9: Post Hook-up Worries?

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Scared you might have exposed yourself to HIV after a casual, one-time fling? Don't panic. Dr. David explains the benefits of PEP.

Just like PrEP in a previous episode, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (or PEP) is given the straightforward, frank, and honest treatment it so deserves in the latest episode of YouTube’s #AskTheHIVDoc.

Dr. David, in true fashion, explains that even though someone may have had unprotected sex, it doesn’t mean there should be an irrational fear or panic, especially with options available like PEP.

“Get to see a medical provider as quickly as possible,” Dr. David advises if you think you’ve been exposed at all to HIV. “What (PEP) does is get enough of the HIV medication in the body so that if in case they were exposed, they’ll be protected from HIV establishing an infection.”

See what other medical options are available to you if you have “post hook-up worries” in the clip below.

#AskTheHIVDoc is a YouTube series created by the Greater Than AIDS organization to help gay men learn more about HIV and sexual health through honest, fun, and no-nonsense discussions. For more information, visit greaterthan.org/speakout.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.