Demystifying Medicine Video

What is PEP? PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is antiretroviral therapy where individuals take medications orally in order to reduce the chances of acquiring HIV following possible exposure, which may occur from contact with bodily fluids either through sexual activity or injections. This video provides an overview of how PEP works to reduce the chances of acquiring HIV and discusses the effectiveness of the drug zidovudine as part of a case-control study. Zidovudine is a type of antiretroviral medication that is a controlled drug that must be proscribed by qualified medical professionals.

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