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Posted by: KK | 2009/09/07

Virus, very urgent

i just want to know how long does it take until the hiv spread in your system? i slept with somebody and the condom broke, i don'  t know this guy'  s status and it'  s been 5 days now not taking a tablets or pills to prevent the virus, so i want to know if there are any prescription i can get to prevent the virus for in case that guy has hiv, or is too late for the prescription.

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There are post-exposure prophylactic treatments available, but it is generally advised to start taking these within 72 hours of exposure. ARV's will also require a prescription - I'd therefory suggest seeing a doctor about this and discuss your options with him/her. All the best!

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