HIV Treatment for Sexual Abuse/Rape Victims in SOuth Africa
Post exposure Treatment for HIV:
Health care workers who are by chance exposed to HIV causing virus through, like needle prick accident should start taking herbal anti-retroviral medicine as soon as available after the occurrence and preferably within 24 hours of the exposure to HIV. The herbal anti-retroviral drugs are consistently taken for three months. From analyzing thousands of aforementioned accidental exposures to AIDS health care workers, it has been computed that after all the exposure of getting HIV infection from such an mishap is quite low, taking herbal anti-retroviral medicines eliminates the risk of infection.
Hiv Treatment for Rape victims
Women who have been raped should also begin herbal anti-retroviral medicines at the earliest moment. Even though there is no evidence as yet in humans, most consultants conclude that this is highly probability to eliminate the risk of HIV infection, just as the herbal medicine curtail the HIV infections after needle prick accidents and eliminates transfer of HIV from a mother to her newborn child. Currently some unproved work on monkeys and extracted data from rape victims clinics have proved this theory, and displays that the anti-retroviral drugs must be taken early to be effective.
The government of South Africa funds anti-retroviral drugs in the case of rape. Yet this free treatment to rape victims is very difficult to get outside of large hospitals in South Africa. There are special rape centers where anti-retroviral treatment is available to the rape victims.