Post Exposure Prophylaxis (P.E.P) is HIV medicine taken after sex that can stop HIV from infecting your body.
PEP is an anti-HIV medication that is prescribed to a HIV negative person, within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV. Ideally it should be started within 24 hours. It needs to be taken for 28 days. A&E departments are able to start PEP when the clinic is closed. Evidence suggests PEP may reduce the chances of HIV infection by approximately 80%.
You can walk into 56 Dean Street to request PEP without making an appointment.
PEP is actively recommended in these circumstances
If the partner was HIV positive and not on treatment
If you had a partner of unknown HIV status belonging to a group at high risk of HIV (e.g. Gay man or from Africa/ SE Asia)
PEP is not recommended if
More detailed information is available here http://www.bashh.org/documents/PEPSE%202015%20guideline%20final_NICE.pdf
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