Villagers of South Unguja Pete acquiring knowledge about the fight against AIDS through Jihadhari magazine released by Zanzibar AIDS Commission
Children at ZAPHA+
ZAC Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Mr. Ali Kimwaga in one of the M&E meeting
Theatre for Social Development (THESODE) on the stage
Group Picture during World AIDS day climax 2015
Participants attended National Youth Forum in Zanzibar
Group Picture during World AIDS day climax, 1 December 2016
Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Pili wa Rais Mhe. Mohamed Aboud Mohamed akizungumza na Watendaji wa Wizara yake ikiwemo Tume ya UKIMWI ambayo imehamishiwa Wizara hiyo.

ZAC Chairperson

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Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a treatment taken soon after a person has been exposed to an infective source in order to prevent an infection from occurring. For instance if someone is exposed to the HI virus, either by having unprotected sex with someone who is HIV-positive or through certain types of contact with infected blood, then an immediate course of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can be taken to prevent HIV disease from developing. This treatment, which is called HIV PEP or PEP for short, must be taken for four weeks and will only be effective if it is started within 72 hours (three days) of the exposure.

PEP administration

Exposure in the workplace

Healthcare workers can be exposed to the HI virus when looking after HIV-positive people through the following situations:

Needle stick injuries

These can accidentally occur when blood is being withdrawn or when injections are being given or drips set up. Infected blood can then pass directly from inside the needle (which is hollow) into the injured healthcare worker. The overall risk of contracting HIV through a needle stick injury is about 1 in 300. This means that for every 300 people who have needle-stick injuries only one will become HIV-positive.