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Bus Crash

Five days ago I was in a bus crash in Malawi in Africa. The only cut I received was about half a centimetre long on my knuckle and not deep at all, but was bleeding similar to a paper cut. As far as I am aware the wound did not come into contact with anyone else’s blood, but I did have to climb over people in the pitch black to get out. However, I did not see anyone elses blood on my skin. I sucked on the cut as well.

I have been told you can go on PEP up to a week after exposure. I realise my risk is small, but considering the part of the world that I am in would you recommend going on the drugs as a precaution?

I have searched and searched the internet but not found a similar scenerio and am going quite insane from worry.
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Your risk is zero. PEP is unnecessary.
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even if the cut came into contact with some blood?
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If PEP could do something I would take it.
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1163575 tn?1339482217
dont worry..pep is only for people who had an confirmed exposure with a known hiv positive person..in your case, you dont need PEP and no need to be worried for hiv transmission
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