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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP
PEP (post-exposure prohylaxis) means taking antiretroviral (ART) after being potientially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected. This treatment has to be taken for 4 weeks.
Who should take PEP ?
If you are HIV-negative or you don’t know you HIV-Status and you think you might have been exposed to HIV during sex : if the condom broke, if you had unprotected sex, if your partner ejaculated in your mouth...
Where to go ?
Go to your local or nearest Emergeny Room (Accident and Emergency Unit).
Post-exposure prohylaxis (or PEP) is a way to prevent a possible HIV infection after a possible recent exposure. It involves taking HIV medications as soon as possible (ideally within 4 hours, and up to 48 hours) after a single high-risk event. All partners involved should consult, if at all possible.
Durins operating hours, go to the nearest hospital (Infectious Diseases Department) where they treat HIV-positive patients. You might be reoriented to a CGID (free and anonymous Center for STI screening).
At night or outside of regular operating hours, go directly to the A&E department of the hospital. Please describe clearly and fully what happened, so as to not waste time. This is a priority emergency.
You can also call Sida Info Service (AIDS Help hotline), available 24/7 by calling +33 800 840 800 (the call is anonymous and free of charge if your are calling from a landline).