PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PEP is a treatment that is taken after exposure to HIV. It can stop a HIV infection after the virus has entered the body and must be taken within 72 hours of exposure. 

What do I do if I think I've been exposed to HIV?

If you think you've been exposed to HIV, stay calm and try to work out how many hours ago you think you were exposed, this will determine if you can receive PEP. Contact the call centre on 0300 008 5522 and make it clear that you may need PEP, they will make the necessary arrangements for you to speak to a clinician as quickly as possible. You can also attend a Walk-in session if it is open.

If our clinics are closed or it is the weekend, you can attend your local Accident and Emergency department for PEP.  

For more information about PEP, click here.