What to do when exposed to HIV
If you’ve been raped or had sexual intercourse with someone that has HIV, rush down to the hospital and ask for POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS in the next 72 hours it’s totally FREE
You may ask yourself
What is Post Exposure Prophylaxis?
PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is a short course of HIV medicine that is taken immediately? after possible exposure to HIV to prevent the virus from replicating in your body. NOTE: it is only used in emergency cases and regularly.
Do i need PEP?
If in the last 72 hours you’ve been
- sexually assaulted
- had a condom break during sexual intercourse and feel you’ve been exposed to HIV
- had a needle prick while using a shared needle or working at an anti-retroviral center
and your HIV positive or do not know your status
How Long Do I Need to Take PEP?
When prescribed PEP, you will need to take the HIV medicines every day for 28 days. You will also need to go to your health care provider while taking PEP and after you finish taking it for HIV testing and other tests.
How Effective is PEP?
PEP is effective in preventing HIV infection when it’s taken correctly, although not 100% effective.
While taking PEP, it’s important to keep using other HIV prevention methods, such as using condoms the right way every time you have sex and using only new, sterile needles and works when injecting drugs. And its important you start taking the PEP as soon as possible.