Post = after
Exposure = coming into contact with HIV
Prophylaxis = treatment to prevent an infection from happening
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take HIV medications after coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. PEP is a month-long course of drugs and must be started within 72 hours after possible exposure.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 30, 2016