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This is known as post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) and this is a way to prevent HIV infection after a possible recent exposure to HIV and involves taking HIV medications. These medications must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. To receive these medications and also to assess your risk for HIV you need to consult your health care provider or an emergency room doctor immediately.
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