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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by using any of the feedback methods listed in NEWS page.