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