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Uses, Benefits And Effects of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) refers to the daily use of anti-retropent drugs against someone who does not have the virus, but is at risk of contracting HIV.

The Effectiveness of PrEP

If used in conjunction with the directive, PrEP can reduce the risk of contracting HIV by more than 90 percent. However, because it does not protect against infections of other sexually transmitted diseases or unintended pregnancies, it should be used in addition to other forms of protection such as condoms.


How PrEP prevents HIV

Using PrEP, according to the prescribed instructions, creates a barrier that surrounds the body's cells to protect them from infection. For example, if you have sex with someone who has HIV or touches fluids from the body of someone with HIV, PrEP can prevent the virus from causing infection in your body.

Benefits of PrEP

If you use PrEP based on the instructions given to you, you can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV, and therefore give you peace in your heart. However, because it does not protect against infections of other sexually transmitted diseases or unplanned pregnancies, it should be used in addition to other protective methods such as condoms at all times.


Effects of PrEP

1. Some people who use PrEP are only affected for a short period of time.

2. If you do not take one or more pills, you significantly reduce PrEP's ability to give you full protection against HIV infection. Research has shown that PrEP provides you with effective HIV protection if used daily in line with the advice of a health care provider.


Dosage

1.Take one pill a day.

2. You need to use them for about seven days before engaging in any event that puts you at risk of contracting HIV.

3. Continue taking these medicines if you are at risk of contracting HIV.

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