Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment is given to persons who get exposed to HIV infection within 72 hours of possible exposure. PEP for HIV is the only lifesaving means for cases exposed to HIV by any means, occupational or non- occupational exposure/ channels including activities like, sexual intercourse with any anonymous, sex worker, at massage parlor, with homosexual, impure blood transfusion, blood contamination during road, bus or any accident, needle prick or any instrument prick during instrumentation (dental or any other surgical process), skin, mucous membrane exposure during playing in playgrounds and also in case of sexual assaults. If anyone exposed to HIV virus, delay the treatment due to any reason, can resultin HIV positive results, lead to the development of AIDS with time. Common symptoms like headache, regular fever, sore throat, body ache, painful and bleeding gums, swelling in the lymph nodes, rashes, night sweats, weight loss, mouth ulcers etc could be seen, and are the signs and symptoms of HIV. But it is not necessary that a person who is HIV positive will have all these symptoms. Only two or three symptoms may benoticeable there and most of the times, such symptoms are mistaken for cold, flu or any other curable viral infection. The deadly virus HIV enters the human body and then […] read more