PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP)
AND POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PPE)
May 13th, 2015
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) entails taking regular preventive doses of medication normally used to treat HIV so as to concentrate that drug in the body, thus reducing the risk of infection in the event of exposure.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PPE) is prescribed for uninfected persons following exposure to HIV. It has been demonstrated that taking PPE within three (3) days after real exposure to HIV can reduce the risk of infection