|What is PEP?
Jul 8, 2009
This may be a stupid question but what is PEP? And thank you for providing this fourm.
| Response from Dr. Young
PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis-- it refers to medical treatments to prevent HIV infection after an exposure. To be effective, PEP must be started within 72 hours of exposure and is generally taken for 1 month.
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