Important Information

Stockport: Choices Centre will be closed Wednesday morning 27/2/19 due to staff training. Please see website for further information. Thank you CLINIC CLOSURE TODAY Harpurhey Clinic (for Under 25s) will be closed this evening, 21st February 2019, 3.30pm- 6.30pm. Please see Our Clinics page for your nearest alternative clinic. We apologise for any inconvenience. From Monday 3rd December 2018, Cheetham Hill will be BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY on Thursday afternoons and evenings. Please refer to the Our Clinics page for opening times or call 0161 202 8795 for advice/ bookings for Thursday sessions. All other sessions remain walk in.

PEPSE

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is HIV medication that is prescribed to a HIV negative person, within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV. Ideally it should be started within 24 hours. It needs to be taken for 28 days. A&E departments are able to start PEP when our clinics are closed.


PEP is recommended:

  • If the partner was HIV positive and not on treatment
  • You had anal sex without a condom.
  • If you had a partner of unknown HIV status belonging to a group at high risk of HIV (e.g. Gay man or from Africa/ SE Asia)
  • You were penetrated anally without a condom
  • If you shared injecting needles

PEP is not recommended:

  • Your HIV positive partner on treatment and has undetectable virus levels
  • Human bites
  • Another person’s semen gets in your eye
  • You had oral sex (Mouth to vagina/penis)

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