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...

doctor1 MD

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...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

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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doctor1 MD

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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