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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