Clinic Closure NoticeLocation: All Clinics within The Northern will be closed on Monday 26th August 2019 for the Bank Holiday. Please see Our Clinics for alternative clinic dates and times
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)