PEP

(post-exposure prophylaxis)

PEP is given to prevent HIV after a possible exposure. It is the use of antiretroviral medication to prevent HIV infection in an HIV-negative person who has had a specific high-risk exposure to
HIV.

PEP Must Be Started Within 72 Hours of Possible Exposure to HIV

PrEP protects you against HIV but not against other sexually transmitted diseases as STD’s.

The sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. PEP is not a substitute for regular use of other HIV prevention. PEP is not the right choice for people who may be exposed to HIV frequently. PEP is not recommended after 72 hours of exposure.

Many Studies have Demonstrated PEP’s Effectiveness

PEP was first attempted for HIV prevention in the 1980s among health care workers who experienced occupational exposures.

Talk to one BLISS Health providers about PrEP if you have been exposed, making an appointment online or calling us.

Source/ CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/clinicians/prevention/prescribe-pep.html CDC has comprehensive guidelines for prescribing PEP.