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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1) Can you start PreP after you have been exposed to HIV?
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is only for people who are at ongoing very high risk of HIV infection. But PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is an option for someone who thinks they’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs.
PEP means taking antiretroviral medicines after a potential exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected. PEP must be started within 72 hours of possible exposure to HIV. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days.
Q2) Can a person spread the hepatitis B virus and not know it?
Yes. Many people with a hepatitis B virus infection do not know they are infected since they do not feel or look sick. However, they can still spread the virus to others.