Main | Tuesday, February 09, 2010

An Instructive Film About HIV & PEP

Via, here's a short instructive film about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). This latest project is targeted to help young men of color, but of course applies to everybody. This clip may be slightly NSFW due to male-on-male making out.
PEP stands for Post Exposure Prophylaxis. It is HIV medications, usually 3 or 4 pills, that you take after you think you may have been exposed to HIV. These medications called antivirals can prevent you from becoming infected with the HIV virus. In order for PEP to work, you have to take the medications every day for 4 weeks (28 days). You may have side effects from the medications like nausea or an upset stomach, but your doctor can help you deal with them.

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