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PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)

If you think have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours (3 days), you should consider PEP, which stands for Post Exposure Prophylaxis.

Are you worried that you have been exposed to HIV?

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is a treatment that may prevent HIV infection after the virus has entered the body.

How soon should I start PEP treatment?

PEP may only stop HIV infection if taken within 72 hours (3 days) after exposure to HIV.

When is it advisable to seek PEP treatment?

When you have had unprotected sex  with a HIV+ person or a condom breaks or slips off during penetrative sex or being unsure of the sex history or HIV status of your partner

The PEP Dose?

PEP involves taking anti-HIV drugs every day for 4 weeks.

Where do I go for this PEP treatment?

PEP is available within Calderdale and Kirklees at the Sexual Health (GUM) Clinics during opening times (usually Monday to Friday) and at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments of the local hospitals 24 hours a day every day of the week.

Do I have to pay?

PEP is free of charge from NHS clinics and hospitals and you have the right to be assessed for PEP if you think yiu have been exposed to HIV. You should not be turned away from A&E or be told by A&E to go to GU for assessment.

To find out more about PEP contact:
Halifax GUM Clinic 01422 261 370  / Huddersfield & Dewsbury Locala Sexual Health 030 3330 9981

The Brunswick Centre has produced a PEP slip which you can print off and take with you to the GUM clinic or the A&E department. The PEP slip is availabe to download below. If you ever need to use this we would be grateful for your feedback, you can do this by emailing us at or by using any of the feedback methods listed in NEWS page.