When acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) hit the population of the world in the 70’s it was devastating, terrifying and incurable. While it is still incurable it is by no means treated the same as it once was.
As medicine progressed so did our approach to HIV and AIDS. Now people with this disease are living longer and fuller lives, here is how…
1. Post Exposure Prophylaxis
Up to 72 hours after exposure to the AIDS virus a person can seek care and treatment to prevent the virus from setting up shop and taking over. Often used in cases such as accidental needle sticks and other exposures for medical professionals, the treatment is effective in most exposure situations. The sooner the treatment is administered after exposure the more effective it is. The treatment is easily attainable at hospitals and HIV clinics.