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Common Treatments For HIV and AIDS Patients

Sadly, there is no cure for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (or AIDS). However, certain types of medicinal treatments have proven effective in fighting the spread of HIV and soothing health complications associated with the disease.  So much so that many HIV patients are living longer, fuller lives with the virus thanks to medical treatments to help them remain healthy, longer.

The following 10 primary drug treatments prescribed to treat and reduce HIV are meant to keep your immune system as strong as possible…

1. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Those who have been recently exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours can take an emergency anti-HIV medication that can actually stop you from becoming infected. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) is often referred to as the “morning after pill for HIV”. PEP must be started within 3 days of exposure to HIV—and the sooner the drug is administered post-exposure; the more effective it works to prevent infection. You must get PEP from a health clinic, hospital, or HIV clinic.

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