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PEP(post exposure prophylaxis) is a treatment to prevent a person from becoming HIV positive due to possible exposure to HIV.

Why do you need PEP TREATMENT ?
By Best HIV Specialist in Delhi India

PEP(post exposure prophylaxis) treatment is the only treatment to get prevention from HIV infection due to possible exposure to HIV.

When should PEP Treatment be started ?
By Dr.Vinod Raina

PEP TREATMENT should be started within the 72 hours of possible exposure to HIV. The golden period to prevent yourself from becoming HIV positive.

How much time required for completion of the drug course of PEP ?
By HIV Specialist

The time required for the complete course of drug therapy in PEP treatment is 28-30 days.

What all is included in PEP TREATMENT ?
By PEP Specialist Dr. Vinod Raina

PEP TREATMENT includes counseling, first aid care, testing, drug regime and regular follow-ups.

What is the success rate of PEP TREATMENT ?
By Dr. Raina’s SAFE HANDS

The success rate of PEP TREATMENT is 98%,if started as early as possible (within 72 hours) after the possible exposure to HIV infection.

PEP Therapy, the therapy that is started within 72 hours of possible exposure to prevent yourself from becoming HIV positive. The only golden chance to prevent yourself from fatal effects of HIV. SAFE HANDS, The complete home for HIV counselling, first aid care, HIV testing, drug therapy and systemic follow ups.

Drugs to Prevent HIV After Exposure


Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a systemic treatment in which we can save life of a patient and help him to prevent from becoming HIV positive. Any possible exposure which will lead to HIV infection including sexual intercourse with sex worker and during that condom gets burst or having intimate massage at massage parlor; the person is exposed to direct contact that can lead to the possible exposure to HIV. And, any health worker who gets exposed to any instrument prick like needle, cannula or any other sharp instrument during any surgical or dental procedures or in case of drug abuse patients the exposure to needle pricks or children playing in playground exposed to any mucus membrane wound exposure or during any bus, train accident, the chances of contamination can take place. This is possible in case of sexual assault also.

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PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) is the systemic treatment therapy for patients exposed to HIV within 72 hours of possible exposure. The word prophylaxis means to prevent or protect. So this treatment is subjected to prevention from becoming HIV positive.

PEP includes:
  • Counselling
  • First aid care,
  • Set of minimum 4 drugs for a period of 28-30ndays.
Types of PEP:

OPEP- occupational post exposure prophylaxis. It is when health care employee takes PEP therapy because of possible exposure to HIV while working.

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Up to 9 in 10 people who acquire HIV will have some symptoms soon after infection. This is known as SEROCONVERSION ILLNESS. It includes:

  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Severe Headache
  • Feeling Sick
  • Body Aches and Pains
  • Tiredness
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Sore Throat
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight Loss
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Stages & Symptoms of HIV


Name Description Photo
Asymptomatic The phase when body is symptomless shows no signs of infection present in the body.
Generalized Lymphadenopathy Enlargement of more two or more lymph nodes due to the infection, disease present in the body.

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About Us

Dear Visitor, Dr. Raina’s SAFE HANDS is the complete home for HIV with PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) therapy. PEP therapy is a lifesaving therapy for people exposed to HIV and prevents from becoming HIV positive. The therapy is started within 72 hours of possible exposure. HIV is a disease which cannot be cured at all, but early treatment for it can give better survival chances and patient can be prevented from getting secondary infections like TB, Hepatitis A, B or any other life threating diseases and opportunistic infections. When the patient is HIV infected it is the immune system which goes weak and the patient falls very sick, so it is important to start early treatment in HIV.

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