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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) For HIV

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Dr. Yogesh Tandon 93% (1269 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Md Rasashastra
Sexologist, Delhi  •  9 years experience
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Hi,

My name is Yogesh Tandon and in this video, I am gonna talk about post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV. PEP is the combination of anti-HIV medicines. It is given to you if there is high risk exposure of HIV like condom break, unprotected sex, sexual assault, sharing needles. PEP stops, HIV replicating itself and spreading to your body , reduces the chances of you becoming HIV positive.

It is not effective after 72 hours of exposure. PEP must be taken at the same time, everyday for 4 weeks. However it does not 100% protect you from HIV. You need to be tested for HIV before and 4th and 6th week after starting PEP. It is safe but it can cause some side-effects like nausea, vomiting and tiredness which can be treated easily.

If you think you are in risk of infected HIV, visit your doctor immediately. It is available in all HIV clinic. Thanks for watching the videos. If you wanna contact us, you can contact us through Lybrate or you can visit my clinic, Tondon's Clinic, New Delhi

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