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pep?
Aug 5, 2012

ok, i dont understand... should u try to take PeP right away even if u dont take an early detection test for hiv? or take the early detection and then take the PeP? and how do i get help for it?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

If I understand your question, PEP should be taken soon after a significant HIV exposure. Prior to PEP being prescribed (and taken) one should have a (preferably rapid) HIV test- clearly, if one is already HIV positive, PEP isn't going to prevent new infection.

Hope that helps, BY



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