Post-exposure prophylaxis

What is Post-exposure prophylaxis?

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is any preventive medical treatment started immediately after exposure to a pathogen in order to prevent infection by the pathogen and the development of disease. This method is used in HIV, rabies, hepatitis B, tetanus..etc

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I am a medical student and approximately 5 weeks I was observing in theatre and I am scared that I may have sustained a splash injury of blood...

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Dear XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

1. Trans-conjunctival spread of HIV virus is very rare with a risk of less than 0.001%.
2. This risk is the same...

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Hi, i just had unprotected sex with a girl, only to go into her bathroom and find drugs for HIV infection and antiviral?? she said she got raped 3...

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Hi,

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If the girl was raped 3 weeks ago then the first thing she should have done was to get herself checked for HIV infection....

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Hi Imqd,

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Unprotected intercourse with an unknown partner carries a high risk and exposes for transmission of varying...

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