If you have recently been exposed to HIV

 

If you have had unprotected sex (sex without a condom) with someone in the last three days (72 hours) who is HIV positive or who has a high chance of having HIV, your doctor or nurse may recommend taking a short course of anti-HIV drugs known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). 

PEPis the name of the treatment given to people who may have been exposed to HIV. The aim is to try and prevent you from getting the virus. A combination of medicines is used for four weeks. It is more effective the sooner you take it.

If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, you can go to:

A doctor or nurse will assess whether PEP will be of benefit to you.

 
 

Worried you have recently been exposed to HIV?

If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, go to any of our clinics.

Burrell Street clinic is open seven days a week.

A doctor or nurse will assess whether PEP will be of benefit to you.