Think you have you been exposed to HIV?

If you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, an emergency treatment called Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) can prevent you from becoming infected. To find a doctor, clinic, or hospital that provides PEP click on Providers. To find out more about PEP, see the FAQs.

What is PEP?

Post Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP, is an emergency treatment that can help reduce your chances of becoming permanently infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) after you have been possibly exposed.

For more information, see the FAQs.

When can I get PEP?

PEP is given to people after events that put them at a high risk for HIV infection (for example, unprotected sex or using a dirty needle). Possible exposure to HIV is a emergency. It is important to be treated as soon as possible, as the longer you wait, the higher your chance you will become permanently infected with HIV. Generally, PEP will only be given within 3 days (72 hours) after the event that put you at risk for HIV infection. To find, a doctor or clinic that will provide you with PEP, click Find A Provider.

Louis Jordan’s article in POZ on PEP