First steps after HIV exposure
If you suspect you’ve been exposed to HIV, you should get tested right away. Some people experience symptoms after contracting HIV while others do not, so getting tested is the only way to know for sure.
PEP, or post exposure prophylaxis, is a medication that can help stop the spread of HIV in your body when taken within 72 hours of exposure.
Because HIV can take a while to show up in a test, you should get tested regularly up to 3 months after exposure. Even if you don’t think you’ve been exposed, getting tested regularly is a good idea.
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