Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

  1. How Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Keeps Us Safe From STDs

    How Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Keeps Us Safe From STDs
    Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the treatment given after being exposed to a harmful pathogen or substance. If you Google post-exposure prophylaxis, you will mainly read about this treatment in relation to HIV. Post-exposure prophylaxis is also used with rabies, the hepatitis viruses, Clostridium tetani (tetanus) and Anthrax. The goal of PEP is to prevent the sickness to develop after exposure, so before the person gets sick. The treatment does not work after the sickness has already manifested. The human... → Continue reading

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