You can get PEP
Sexual Health Clinic or in the Accident &
Emergency (A&E) department of some hospitals.
A&Es are especially important at weekends
because most sexual health clinics will not be
open. You must start PEP within 72 hours of
putting yourself at risk of HIV, though the
sooner you start the treatment the more likely
it is to be effective. Because HIV medication is
expensive, clinics will not prescribe PEP unless
they feel that there is a very real chance that
infection will take place if they don't. PEP
will not be given to someone who is already
HIV-positive and so if you ask for PEP they will
give you an HIV Test. If you are HIV-negative
they will probably try to establish what your
risk of infection is, and this will depend on
the likelihood of your partner being
HIV-positive and how risky the sex you had was.
If you know that your partner was HIV-positive,
and he is willing to come to the clinic or
hospital with you, it may be easier for you to
access. You can
your risk of maybe requiring PEP.
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Services provided by clinics are vary, so it is
recommended that you call in advance to check
that a clinic can provide you with PEP.