HIV and Drug Abuse - The role of PEP and PrEP - Substance Abuse, part 7
This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people who use injection drugs about the medicines pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). It explains that PrEP is medicine that can prevent HIV infection, and identifies risk factors for injection drug users. The document also discusses PEP, which is medicine to prevent HIV infection for those recently exposed to the virus from drug use with shared needles or drug preparation equipment. It outlines when these medicines should be used, and where to get them.
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