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If i was to take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of hiv, would it be safe to give unprotected oral sex?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Safe for HIV: All sexual activities have risks, but some are high risk and some are low risk. The only way to protect yourself 100% from STIs is to never have sex, but that's not an option for everyone. Unprotected oral sex is generally considered low risk for HIV. Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) PrEP is very good at preventing HIV. Therefore, oral sex while taking daily Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) presents a very low risk of HIV transmission.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
No: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) does not prevent HIV.

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