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Sexual & General Health

HIV and AIDS

PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)

OK, you have had a condom failure or unprotected sex and your worried.

Key facts
ACT FAST: you have only 72 hours to start PEP
GET PEP from a sexual health clinic or A&E when clinics are closed. DO NOT WAIT for Monday. The NHS website has pages to find your closest sexual health clinics and nearest A&E department.

PEP is a combination of drugs that can, when taken for a month after a possible exposure to HIV, prevent HIV from multiplying in the body, preventing seroconvertion, the immune system being infected by the virus.

Some of the best information on the web about PEP:

NHS
GMFA
THT
NAM

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