Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) You can take PEP if you think you may have been exposed to HIV. PEP involves taking medications that prevent HIV from replicating and spreading throughout your body. The procedure consists of 2-3 antiretroviral medications that need to be taken for 28 days. It is very important to take PEP as soon as possible after a high-risk exposure, within 72 hours, and only after a single event. PEP is not 100% effective, but is one way of reducing the risk of contracting the virus after possible exposure.  PEP is available at our clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  You may also be able to get PEP through the Emergency department of your local hospital.  For individuals that are at high-risk of acquiring HIV on an on-going basis, PrEP may be a good option for you (See PrEP)

The link below has some additional information about PEP that may be helpful:

https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis/