Frequently Asked Questions

Home > HIV/AIDS Basics > Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions What is HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? Are condoms effective in preventing transmission of HIV? Can mosquitoes transmit HIV? How do HIV medications work? Where can I get tested for HIV? Where can I get more information about HIV? 1. What are …

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Home > HIV/AIDS Basics > Post-exposure prophylaxis Post-Exposure Prophylaxis What is HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of antiretroviral drugs as soon as possible after a high-risk exposure to HIV, to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of HIV infection. PEP is not the morning after pill for HIV. PEP is …