Worried About Being Exposed To HIV ?

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WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ?

WHAT IS S.T.D. OR S.T.I ?

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. Doctors also use STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) in place of STD in the same context. As the name suggests, these diseases transmit into human body through a sexual act between two or more people. The chances become high if any of the person involved in sexual act is already suffering from any sexual disease.

WHAT IS HIV ?

HIV, short form of “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” is an infectious virus which kills the white blood cells and makes the body’s immune system weak. In such a condition, other diseases attack the body and it fails to fight back the infections. If the treatment for HIV is not initiated and continued, the person slowly moves on to the next stage – AIDS – that eventually results in death.

WHAT IS AIDS ?

AIDS is the short form of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, caused by HIV. Our immune system consists of some ‘good’ white blood cells called T-Lymphocyte (“T-Cells”), that protects our body from infections and diseases. They continue to do so until one day our body loses a battle with one virus called HIV. Eventually, this virus turns into the dreadful disease called AIDS.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

We patiently listen to your incidents to understand the gravity of the situation that you are in.We try to answer all your questions so that you are more informed about the solutions available.We will suggest you the best solution available to help you cope up with problem in hand, including Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) and Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP).

WHY Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) required ?

Having unprotected sex with strangers or known sero positive(HIV) individuals is risky. You may or may not get infected. To be safe, it is advisable to start prophylactic antiretroviral treatment even when your HIV status is not known or confirmed. This is called Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).PEP is initiated within 72 hours of exposure from unprotected sex.For best results it is compulsory to start PEP treatment within the window of 72 hours.PEP does not work if initiated after 72 hours of first exposure.The sooner you initiate PEP, the safer you are likely to be. The treatment should begin as quickly as possible after the exposure, and definitely not later than 72 hours. PEP treatment continues uninterrupted for 28 days. You can have protected sex during this period.

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