Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is available and free for people who feel that they have been at high risk of exposure to HIV for example unprotected anal sex between men when their HIV status is not known.

Where is PEP available from?

PEP is available from The Claude Nicol Centre during opening hours or at our Saturday morning SHAC clinic at Morley Street. Outside of these hours you should attend A&E at Royal Sussex County hospital.

If you are not sure whether you need PEP please speak to one of our team so we can assess the risk and advise you further.

What is PEP?

PEP is a course of anti HIV medication taken twice a day for 28 days in order to prevent the HIV virus entering the body’s blood cells.