Prevent HIV infection after sex / Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
Taking medication to reduce the chances of HIV infection AFTER sex is recommended in certain circumstances.
This medication needs to be started within 3 days (72hrs) of sex and ideally as soon as possible.
Using medication to prevent HIV before sex (PrEP) is different
If you think PEP is suitable for you please contact your nearest service:
- A local sexual health clinic – search for your nearest clinic here:
Outside of opening hours please attend your nearest Accident & Emergency Department.