Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
PEP is a course of medication after a potential exposure to HIV, designed to reduce the risk of HIV infection. It is the same meds that are used to treat HIV. The course lasts 28 days and may be able to prevent you becoming infected with HIV if you start taking it within 72 hours from the time of exposure; eg: a condom break or bareback sex.
If you think you may need PEP don’t spend the next 72 hours wondering, or searching the Internet for the right advice as the right advice is go to a sexual health clinic now. The sooner you start treatment the more likely its success.
You can also obtain PEP at accident and emergency departments (A&E) at some hospitals—especially important at weekends because most sexual health clinics are closed.
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