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How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Nobody: 12:24am On Apr 27, 2018

If you’re HIV-negative or don’t know your HIV status, and in the last 72 hours you


-think you may have been exposed to HIV during sex (for example, if the condom broke),
- shared needles and works to prepare drugs (for example, cotton, cookers, water),
- or were sexually assaulted,

talk to your health care provider or an emergency room doctor about PEP right away.

PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. It is not a substitute for regular use of other proven HIV prevention methods, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which means taking HIV medicines daily to lower your chance of getting infected; using condoms the right way every time you have sex; and using only your own new, sterile needles and works every time you inject.

PEP is effective, but not 100%, so you should continue to use condoms with sex partners and safe injection practices while taking PEP. These strategies can protect you from being exposed to HIV again and reduce the chances of transmitting HIV to others if you do become infected while you’re on PEP.

What is PEP?

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

Where can you get it?

You can get it for free at any government run hospital.

Instead of dying of anxiety you can help prevent a lifetime of taking pills by taking PEP for 30 days. The side effects could be nasty for some people while some do not experience any side effect at all.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Nobody: 12:44am On Apr 27, 2018
undecided





What will happen if I fail to understand??

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Thegamingorca(m): 1:06am On Apr 27, 2018
Cut your prick


It's more economical

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Nobody: 6:31am On Apr 27, 2018
Thegamingorca:
Cut your prick


It's more economical
I saw a post of a panicked person that's why I chose to share.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Nobody: 6:53am On Apr 27, 2018
OceanmorganTrix:
undecided





What will happen if I fail to understand??
Which part don't you understand?
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by akeentech(m): 10:25am On Apr 27, 2018
I don't believe HIV is real

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by akeentech(m): 10:25am On Apr 27, 2018
NotBeenPaid:

Is spiritual bah?

Go and peep a roadside olosho without nylon..

Oloshos are more cleaner than dos runs gals called girlfriend. They can't do without condom

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by NotBeenPaid: 10:25am On Apr 27, 2018
This post though - Nothing to say!

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by WeirdWolf: 10:27am On Apr 27, 2018
Don't be exposed. Beware of medicine after death.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by edoman2016: 10:27am On Apr 27, 2018
Why must someone only get the PEP drug at government hospital? Can't registered pharmacies be allowed to sell the drug as well?

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by WilliamsNedd: 10:27am On Apr 27, 2018
Ok
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Jiayu: 10:27am On Apr 27, 2018
Nice topic OP. Oh yee people who can't do without doing the deed, come and see o. grin grin

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by NotBeenPaid: 10:27am On Apr 27, 2018
akeentech:
I don't believe HIV is real
Is spiritual bah?

Go and bleep a roadside olosho without nylon..

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Billionboi: 10:28am On Apr 27, 2018
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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by BornAgainMay: 10:28am On Apr 27, 2018
Prick no get shoulder


You beta cut it off like i did

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Ranchhoddas: 10:29am On Apr 27, 2018
Take a shower--- Jacob Zuma.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by visijo(m): 10:31am On Apr 27, 2018
hmm, what is folate?
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Nofav0rs(m): 10:31am On Apr 27, 2018
Nice piece of information

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by bayocanny: 10:32am On Apr 27, 2018
akeentech:
I don't believe HIV is real
until you contract it.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by fabrestove: 10:32am On Apr 27, 2018
OceanmorganTrix:
undecided





What will happen if I fail to understand??

Understand will fail to help you
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Tozara(m): 10:32am On Apr 27, 2018
Thanks for the info.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by anyimontana(m): 10:34am On Apr 27, 2018
Lala will view the post later,he's still at the mosque
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by Milllz: 10:34am On Apr 27, 2018
edoman2016:
Why must someone only get the PEP drug at government hospital? Can't registered pharmacies be allowed to sell the drug as well?
The drugs are quite expensive and are available for free at government hospitals and would be a waste stocking them at private pharmacies. There’s no restrictions on pharmacies selling them. Some do have them though.

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by HoodBillionaire: 10:34am On Apr 27, 2018
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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by tayo4ng: 10:35am On Apr 27, 2018
well notice
Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by AngelicBeing: 10:38am On Apr 27, 2018
Thegamingorca:
Cut your prick


It's more economical
Chai, Una go kill person with laugh for Nairaland.com grin

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Re: How To Prevent HIV After You Have Been Exposed. by maryjan8(f): 10:40am On Apr 27, 2018
Important information

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