PEP

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis | HIV Risk and Prevention
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PEP treatment

After case assessment you are prescribed 28 days of medication that must be taken daily, the sooner you start the medication after potentially being exposed to HIV the better. Once the treatment has been completed a follow up appointment is made to reassess testing.

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CoPay Assistance

With our goal at DUG Health to eradicate SIT diseases it is our core value to ensure that each individual has access to testing and medication.


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Copay options

Our goal at DUG Health is to eradicate infections, with that being said our priority is ensuring that everyone has access to the necessary testing and medications. With our co-pay option we seek assistant programs allowing us to reduce the cost of medication to the lowest amount possible.

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What is PEP

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

When should it be started?

PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is effective in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but not 100%.

PEP/PrEP has been shown to reduce risk of HIV infection through sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women, as well as among people who inject drugs.

HIV Symptoms

Many people with HIV do not experience any systems until the late stages of the disease.

The virus can live in your body for as many as 10 years – or more – without causing any obvious symptoms

Extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and wasting syndrome can be some of the symptoms experienced at the late stages –when the disease has progressed to AIDS.

In the first 2 weeks to 30 days after infection—when higher levels of the virus are in a person’s system and he or she is most infectious

It’s important to remember that not everyone who gets infected experiences these symptoms.

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