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Knowledge About Post Exposure Prophylaxis(PEP) We All Should Know

 Knowledge About Post Exposure Prophylaxis(PEP) We All Should KnowPEP Post Exposure Prophylaxis is any prophylactic (preventive) treatment started immediately after exposure to blood or bodily liquid contaminated with a pathogen (such as a disease-causing virus), in order to prevent infection and the development of illness. Although multiple diseases can be transmitted from exposure to blood, the most serious infections are hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV. Fortunately, the risk of obtaining any of these infections is low.

In order to be exposed to a blood borne pathogen, you must have contact with blood, a visibly bloody liquid (i.e., phlegm or urine containing blood), or …

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