4. Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
PEP is essential after a high risk unprotected sexual intercourse. This includes cases of rape by an unknown assailant, s*xual intercourse with an individual living with HIV or unprotected sexual intercourse with a partner with known multiple s*xual partners. You must visit a health facility that provides such services and after counseling and series of test, you will be commenced on PEP for a duration of one month. The drugs have been noted to be 99% effective in preventing HIV if commenced within 72 hours. PEP provides protection against HIV but not to other STD. However, you will have to do another HIV test after 6 months to be declared free from the deadly disease.
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