What to Know about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication regimen for people who risk getting HIV infection either through sex or by injection drug use (needle, syringe sharing). Both PrEP and PEP are part of a larger HIV prevention strategies such as condom use, prompt treatment of infected persons. If taken properly, this regimen will help to prevent … Read more

Main Differences between PrEP and PEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Differences between PrEP and PEP

Preventive measures against HIV infection after exposure involve two medication regimens – PrEP and PEP. As we explained earlier, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is an emergency medication regimen for HIV negative patient who is recently exposed to HIV, especially in the last 72 hours (3 days), to prevent the infection with the virus. HIV exposure can … Read more

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in HIV

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in HIV

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in HIV is the usage of ARV drugs by HIV-negative people after exposure to a known or supposed (high-risk) source of HIV infection. It involves taking anti-HIV medications as soon as possible after you may have been exposed to HIV to try to decrease the chance of becoming HIV positive. These prescriptions … Read more