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MsLola13
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what is PEP?
      #167267 - 12/17/05 10:02 PM

I read somewhere about PEP? What is this? Is this what a negetive person would take if they thought they were exposed to the virus? You have to take it within 72 hours or something?

How do I get this - can i get it from my doc? Reason i ask, my boyfriend is neg and i'm poz... in the event we have an accident (condom breaks or something of that extent), i'd like to have it.

Is it okay to ask my doc for this? Is it expensive?

Any info is HIGHLY appreciated! Thanks and happy holidays!

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ravi
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Re: what is PEP? new
      #167272 - 12/17/05 10:57 PM

hi

regards from india

Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiviral medications as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin within 24 to 72 hours after exposure to HIV.

PEP is administered for significant exposures, such as unprotected anal sex with a know positive person.

goodluck

stay well

take care

god bless you

love ravi

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MsLola13
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Re: what is PEP? new
      #167275 - 12/17/05 11:32 PM

thanks Ravi!!

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Re: what is PEP? new
      #167350 - 12/19/05 01:42 PM

will this prevent from becoming infected?

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