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PEP

What IS Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV, PEP may prevent you becoming infected.

PEP is a month-long course of drugs that, if taken within 72 hours of the HIV virus entering the body, can potentially prevent a person becoming infected with HIV. The PEP drugs are the same drugs that people who have the HIV virus use to reduce its impact on the body.

PEP is short for Post Exposure Prophylaxis, meaning it is taken after exposure to HIV (a situation where HIV enters someone’s body eg: during unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other injecting equipment) in order to prevent contraction of the disease.

PEP is available from Hyde Street Practice, Monday to Friday. Emergency Departments at all major hospitals have PEP and the sooner you start taking it the better.

PEP is short for Post Exposure Prophylaxis, meaning it is taken after exposure to HIV (a situation where HIV enters someone’s body eg: during unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other injecting equipment) in order to prevent contraction of the disease.

PEP Hotline: 1800 022 226 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or find out more about PEP at the SAMESH website.