PEP MUST BE TAKEN 72 HOURS FROM HIV EXPOSURE
PEP should be used only in emergency situations. It is not for regular use by people who may be exposed to HIV often. It aim is to prevent person becoming infected with HIV.
If You are regularly involved in behavior posing threat of HIV infection you should consider taking PrEP.
What is PEP?
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PEP, is a way of treatment for person who is HIV negative but may have been exposed to HIV virus – sex without condom, needle sharing during drug usage. Treatment include specific combination of anti-HIV medications taken everyday for one month.
How PEP work?
In order for the treatment to be as effective as possible, you must start it as soon as you can. Time is crucial and after 72 hours from exposure there is no chance that you can prevent infection if HIV is already in your body. Recommended time to start treatment to be highly effective is 24 hours from moment of exposure.
Do I need PEP?
If You have had unprotected sex with partner or partners of unknown HIV status in recent hours and you feel that you may have been exposed to virus you should not wait. If you know that you or your partner may have been involved in risky sexual behavior or/and have many other sexual partners and/or using drugs.
PEP Safety Guidelines
Recommended guidelines before PEP treatment: You should be previously tested for HIV with negative result, you should complete test for hepatitis A, B, C, liver and kidney function and 4th generation HIV test right after exposure. After 30 days treatment is completed. Please make 4th generation HIV test.
We not require test result to order delivery.
PEP need to be take daily for 30 days at same time of the day. Learn more about post exposure prophylaxis at: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/pep.html