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What is PEP?

PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, involves taking anti-retroviral medications immediately after exposure to HIV to reduce risk of transmission. Due to the immediate need for dispensing as soon as possible after exposure, those seeking PEP should head to their nearest emergency department to obtain treatment (ideally four hours or less after exposure, but not more than 72 hours).

Check out the following links for more information:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/pep.html

http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/prophylaxis/info/en/

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Last Updated: 4/6/17