PEP/PREP FOR HIV & PEP/PREP TESTS
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a global health issue that has affected millions of
people around the world. Over the past few decades, significant progress has been made in
terms of understanding the virus and developing effective methods of prevention and treatment.
Two of the most important prevention methods are PEP/PrEP Treatment. PEP/PrEP for HIV are
extremely effective methods for the prevention of transmission of HIV. PEP/PrEP for HIV should
be used in combination with other prevention strategies, such as using condoms and regular
What is PEP for HIV?
PEP stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and refers to the use of antiretroviral drugs after potential exposure to HIV. It must be taken within 72 hours to prevent HIV infection in people who may have been exposed to the virus through a high-risk activity such as unprotected sex, needle sharing, or accidental exposure to infected bodily fluids.
The effectiveness of PEP treatment in preventing HIV infection depends on several factors, including the type of exposure, the dose and timing of the antiretroviral drugs, and the patient's individual factors such as overall health and immune system function. However, in general, PEP is considered to be an effective means of preventing HIV infection in people who may have been exposed to the virus.
What is PrEP for HIV?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and refers to the use of antiretroviral drugs by people who are at high risk of HIV infection, to prevent them from becoming infected. PrEP is typically taken daily, and has been shown to be highly effective in preventing HIV transmission when used consistently.
PrEP is generally only recommended for people who are at high risk of HIV exposure, such as those who engage in unprotected sex with partners of unknown HIV status, people who inject drugs, and others. The effectiveness of PrEP treatment in preventing HIV infection depends on several factors, including the dose and timing of the antiretroviral drugs, and the patient's individual factors such as overall health and immune system function.
You can tele-consult with our experienced medical practitioners to understand whether PEP/PrEP treatment for HIV is suitable for you.
What are PEP Tests & PrEP Tests?
According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, before starting either PEP/PrEP treatment, it is important to undergo specific tests (PEP Tests & PrEP Tests) to determine the absence of pre-existing infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis, as well as to check for normal kidney function. In addition to the
and the PEP Tests and PrEP Tests, the WHO recommends regular monitoring for the development of drug resistance and potential side effects of antiretroviral drugs while on PEP or PrEP.
It's crucial to prioritize your sexual health, and we are here to assist you in taking the necessary steps towards it. You can schedule a PEP/PrEP lab test at a nearby DrSafeHands testing center, or if that is not feasible, you can arrange for a blood sample collection at your home without any additional fees. The results of your PEP Test or PrEP Test will be confidential and will be sent to you online via email. You can tele-consult with our experienced Doctors about PEP/PrEP Treatment at no additional charge.
If you have any queries or if you need any further information regarding PEP/PrEP for HIV or HIV Tests please feel free to contact us.