What is PEP?
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after potentially being exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected. PEP is for HIV negative individuals who may have been exposed to HIV and should only be used in emergency situations.
The treatment needs to be started within 72hrs after the potential exposure and must be taken daily for 28 days to minimize the risk of becoming HIV positive.
If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or sharing needles, or if you’ve been sexually assaulted, call us at 949.809.8764 or talk to your health care provider or emergency room doctor about PEP right away.
To print a card and bring it to your emergency care service provider, click on the card below.