Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

PEP involves takign anti-HIV drugs as soon as possible after a potential exposure to prevent HIV infection Exposed to HIV? The clock is ticking! To be effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours of exposure You can get PEP from your doctor's office, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, or a local HIV clinic.
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Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) is a way to prevent HIV infection after a possible recent exposure. It involves taking HIV medications as soon as possible (within 3 days) after a single high-risk event to stop HIV from making copies of itself and spreading throughout your body. Below, we share important information about PEP from CDC:

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Last revised: 09/21/2015