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ADVICE ON POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP) for Men who have sex with other Men, based in Bedfordshire




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Research indicates that PEP can prevent infection with HIV, but it is not 100% effective. 1, PEP is more likely to be effective when the treatment starts shortly after the risk occurred, and most clinics will not put someone on a course of PEP any later than 72 hours after HIV exposure (risk). The sooner after the risk you begin PEP, the better the chance that it will work.

Roland ME et al. Seroconversion following non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis. Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, poster 888, 2004.










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