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Are precautionary medications available to prevent HIV?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: Are there any precautionary medications that one can take early and before indulging in sex with a professional escort to be safe from Aids / HIV? And for how long before the ill advised act ?
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No such medication is there.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Welcome to HCM.

There is no such medication that is adviced before having sex with an escort. You can take precaution like condom while indulging in sex with some one who is risky to become safe from HIV or AIDS.

As your friend I will also advice you to have safe sexual practices and monogemous relationship as multiple sexual partners is very high risk behaviour for HIV. For any further query feel free to ask me.

Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil Jangid (10 minutes later)
Thank you Doctor.The question was for a friend.Yes, it is risky.I have read on google that a pill called Truvad is prescribed.Is this advisable and available in XXXXXXX ?
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is available in XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Welcome back and thanks for follow-up.

Truvada is adviced as pre exposure prophylaxis in XXXXXXX but it is effective only when combined with safer sexual practices. Your friend must be HIV negative before hand to use this drug so better to use condom than truvada because it has serious side effects also like lactic acidosis, liver problem.

Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Are precautionary medications available to prevent HIV?

Brief Answer: No such medication is there. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Welcome to HCM. There is no such medication that is adviced before having sex with an escort. You can take precaution like condom while indulging in sex with some one who is risky to become safe from HIV or AIDS. As your friend I will also advice you to have safe sexual practices and monogemous relationship as multiple sexual partners is very high risk behaviour for HIV. For any further query feel free to ask me. Thank You