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Getting PEP at HQ

PEP, or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a combination of preventive medications that can prevent HIV if taken within 72 hours of possible exposure. PEP is most effective if taken within 24 hours. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, talk to a healthcare provider immediately.

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How does PEP work?

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a combination of emergency medications which is taken after potential HIV exposure, such as a condom breaking. PEP is most effective when taken within 24 hours of possible HIV exposure, and needs to be taken within 72 hours of exposure to be effective. Treatment must be continued for 28 days afterwards. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, contact your healthcare provider, visit an emergency department, or visit HQ as soon as possible.

Do I need PEP?

If you think you might have been exposed to HIV recently, you may need PEP. PEP is most effective when taken within 24 hours of possible HIV exposure, and needs to be taken within 72 hours of exposure to be effective. Treatment must be continued for 28 days afterwards. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, contact your healthcare provider, visit an emergency department, or visit HQ as soon as possible.

How do I get PEP?

HQ will offer immediate access to PEP in consultation with an on-site healthcare provider. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, visit HQ, an emergency room, or your personal healthcare provider about starting PEP immediately.  

PEP FAQ

Do I need PEP?

If you think you might have been exposed to HIV recently, you may need PEP. PEP must be started within 72 hours of potential exposure.

 

If you think you need PEP, visit an emergency room or speak to your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

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How to Get PEP

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HQ will offer immediate access to PEP in consultation with an on-site healthcare provider. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, visit HQ, an emergency room, or your personal healthcare provider about starting PEP immediately.  

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