PEPSE after HIV exposure

Post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE)

Worried about recent exposure to HIV? Please contact CNWL for urgent treatment: CNWL PEPSE Service

If you have had unprotected sex or if your method of protection failed you with someone who has or might have HIV, then you could take PEPSE to reduce the chance of getting HIV. PEPSE stands for ‘post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure’ and is a four week course of HIV medication that reduces the chance of becoming HIV positive. Come to one of the clinics at CNWL or any emergency department (A&E) (out of hours only) within 72 hours if you are at all concerned.

More information about PEPSE can be found on the Terence Higgins Trust website.