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Jan 19, 2008

Subject: Help

I had a sexual relationship at risk, I heard, I can take antiretrovirals as prevention, which ? , how much ? and for how long ? Thanks help me.

Response from Dr. Young

After a high risk exposure, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can be administered to lower one's risk of acquiring HIV.

PEP is really only effective is started within 72 hours of exposure and is recommended to be taken for 1 month.


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