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Allgemeines zu HIV - PrEP, PEP & Co

There are basically 3 different ways of using HIV drugs:

  • PrEP (=Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis): intake before sexual intercourse to minimize the risk of HIV transmission
  • PEP (=Post-Exposure Prophylaxis): intake after a risk contact to minimize the risk of HIV infection
  • ART (=Anti-Retroviral Therapy): Taking a combination of several HIV drugs to treat an existing HIV infection