HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP as it is also referred to as a short-term antiretroviral treatment which helps to lessen the probability of an HIV infection after possibly being exposed. The exposure can be too sexual intercourse or occupationally.
HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis is provided within the health sector, as part of a universal precautionary package for potential staff exposure. Should there be a possible HIV exposure, PEP should be used within 72 hours and only in emergency situations. The reason for starting the HIV PEP so soon is to help the immune system to provide the necessary protection against the …Top