Pre-exposure prophylaxis

What is Pre-exposure prophylaxis?

This literally means Prophylaxis prior to Exposure to the disease or causative pathogen. For example, use of prophylactic medication when a person goes to a malaria prone zone from a relatively malaria-free area. The term Pre-exposure prophylaxis is also used for use of anti-retrovirals to protect HIV negative patients from contracting HIV infection, as we all know there is no definite cure for AIDS.

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My friend owns a pomeranian dog which was vaccinated for rabies 2 and a half year...

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Please do not worry at all. All the doctors have appropriately stated the facts so that you can take...

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how to ask doctor for Post Exposure Prophylaxis treatment. I had anal sex last night and the the guy slip the condom off inside me. When I notice...

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Firstly, the situation you described indicates a real chance of exposure. It is better to go for post...

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Hello Doctor, My son who is 2.11 years old was peeping ang watching dog on 16.2.13 but he never do like that but always go sit next to dog and feed...

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Rabies is a fatal disease so no risk can be taken. Relax,rabies vaccination is completely safe.
Post exposure...

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dear doctor, I am a female. I had vaginal and oral sex without protection with a stranger, I was under the use of alcohol. I am very concern about...

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Hello Doctor, My son who is 2.11 years old was peeping ang watching dog on 16.2.13 but he never do like that but always go sit next to dog and feed...

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how to ask doctor for Post Exposure Prophylaxis treatment. I had anal sex last night and the the guy slip the condom off inside me. When I notice...

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HELLO SIR HOPE YOU WILL HELP ME IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATION. My friend owns a pomeranian dog which was vaccinated for rabies 2 and a half year...

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