HIV is no longer a death sentence as many people will like you believe. The disease have killed millions of people but nowadays, it is no longer a death sentence, you can live with long with hiv .
Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is an emergency form of ART. You take it if you’ve recently had sex that might have exposed you to HIV. You must take PEP as soon as possible, and no later than within 72 hours of having sex. Otherwise, the drugs won’t help.
PEP should be used only in emergency situations after having sex with someone who is Hiv positive. It is not meant for regular use by people who may be exposed to HIV frequently
PEP might have side effects to some other people but those side effects are not life threatening. It is very important to consult a doctor because PEP might interfere with other medications you are taking, if you are taking one and it is important to use a condom, also.
You can’t take PEP, everytime you are having sex, it can’t be a replacement of hiv protection measures. You will have to consult a doctor to get another pill called Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) or Truvado. Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken daily. Among people who inject drugs, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by at least 74% when taken daily.
Not a single gay man who took two HIV prevention pills before and after sex had contracted HIV within a year thereafter, new research has found. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Remember these are two drugs, one is called Post-exposure PROPHYLAXIS, (PEP) and the other is Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) or truvado. PEP is taken, immediately, within 72 hours after having sex with someone who Hiv and PrEP, you take it every day.