How To Prevent HIV/AIDS in Kenya After Rape

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A rape incidence can be both torturous and draining to the victim. Most victims of this vice are women just like in many other countries. Very few cases are reported of males having been raped. Either way, the feeling and the aftermath of the vise are relatively the same in both sexes. Without proper and just in time attendance, the victim may have more than just the bad memories of the ordeal to worry about.

In Kenya, rape cases victims are advised to go to the hospital immediately after the ordeal. This step ensures that they get tested of infections that could have been transmitted to them by the rapist during the ordeal. Rarely do the rapists use any protection to instigate their ill motives. The main focus of this article is the HIV/AIDS infection.

If found infected with HIV/AIDS and if the doctors are able to test the early enough, the victim may be saved from the agony of having to live with HIV/AIDS. This is achieved by placing the patient under an anti-HIV treatment known as post-exposure-prophylaxis (PEP). The treatment does the better job of eliminating the infection before it spreads in the entire body.

Victims are urged to visit any public hospital within seventy two hours after the ordeal. Seventy two hours is the time lapse within which the HIV/AIDS virus can be completely eliminated. Otherwise, the patient has to be placed under an antiretroviral medication since the virus is now fully spread in the entire body.

The main challenge however is that only seventy three public hospitals offer the post-exposure-prophylaxis drugs free of charge. This leaves a large number of people who live in the rural areas or places without the reach of such drugs vulnerable of remaining with the infection. It is therefore important to enquire if the hospital that the victim is going to be attended has those drugs.

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