However, if he turns out to be HIV
positive, you should visit a local provider who
prevention and is experienced with PEP, and who knows local guidelines, then follow his or her advice. If your partner says he is HIV negative (and has been tested fairly recently), I see no need for PEP. If you never hear back from your partner, PEP might be warranted -- but again, the decision should be made with a provider on the scene, not a distant forum like this one.