Friday, August 30, 2013

When to take PEP?

If tackled quickly, the risk of HIV infection can be drastically reduced by PEP
 
If tackled quickly, the risk of HIV infection can be drastically reduced by PEP- Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
The greatest way to prevent HIV or any STI transmission is safe sex, prevention is always better than cure and condoms 98% of the time will prevent STI transmission. If you fear that you have been exposed to HIV there is still time to prevent becoming HIV positive but you have to act quickly. If you start on PEP within 48 hours on potential exposure to HIV there is a very strong chance you will never develop the disease, at a push 72 hours but after that period the drugs become a lot less effective.
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