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Assessment - Question 10

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    Kagoya J.
    UG
    Kagoya J.

    Are HIV medicines used in other situations to prevent HIV infection? Yes, HIV medicines are also used for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. •Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) PEP is the use of HIV medicines to reduce the risk of HIV infection soon after a possible exposure to HIV. PEP may be used, for example, after a person has sex without a condom with a person who is infected with HIV or after a health care worker is accidentally exposed to HIV in the workplace. To be effective, PEP must be started within 3 days after the possible exposure to HIV. PEP involves taking HIV medicines each day for 28 days. •Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV Pregnant HIV-infected women take HIV medicines during pregnancy and childbirth to reduce the risk of passing HIV to their babies. Their newborn babies also receive HIV medicine for 6 weeks after birth. The HIV medicine reduces the risk of infection from any HIV that may have entered a baby’s body during childbirth. For more information, read the AIDSinfo fact sheet on Preventing Mother-to-

    Hafsah D.
    NG
    Hafsah D.

    What if the medication precribe or given to you by a doctor is not working

    Blue B.
    AU
    Blue B.

    When is it time to start treatment with HIV medicines?

    Blue B.
    AU
    Blue B.

    What factors influence the decision to start ART?

    Benjamin M.
    US
    Benjamin M.

    How does the medication works to prevent it from being spread to another person if you have direct contact with the infested persons blood?

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