HIV Medicine

PEP ยาต้านฉุกเฉิน ช่วยป้องกัน HIV ได้จริงไหม

Does PEP really help prevent HIV?

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a medication used to prevent disease after exposure to the HIV virus. It is a preventive treatment aimed at reducing the risk of infection after a potential exposure. It involves taking antiretroviral medication within a specified time frame. PEP is recommended by healthcare professionals for individuals who have engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse, experienced sexual assault, or been accidentally exposed through needlestick injuries, particularly for medical personnel. PEP works by suppressing the replication of the HIV virus in the body, preventing it from establishing a widespread infection. Its effectiveness is highest when started within 72 hours after exposure. The earlier the treatment is initiated, the greater the chances of preventing HIV infection.