PEP: Your Protector from the Slipup You Did Last Night
If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV, PEP may prevent you becoming infected – if you act quickly!
PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is a course of anti-HIV medications taken over a four week period that can prevent you becoming infected. There can be a range of side effects during treatment but if there’s a possibility that it could prevent you becoming HIV positive, isn’t it worth it?
If you think you need PEP, get onto it fast!
For PEP to work it needs to be started as soon as possible after exposure – and definitely within 72 hours. And PEP is NOT a substitute for safe sex – using condoms and/or taking PrEP daily is always the best method of prevention.
TestSGN can help you!
If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV, call TestSGN’s clinic partners. You can find their information here. In the clinic, you can find out if you’re eligible for PEP and where you can get it. Generally, you can get PEP at a sexual health clinic or in the accident and emergency sections of most hospitals.