Q and A


How long do I have to take PEP for?

How long do I have to take PEP for? Will I be OK if I stop without finishing?



This usually involves taking a combination of three drugs for four weeks/28 days. PEP needs to be taken as soon after exposure as possible. This question has more info on what PEP is.

It is normally recommended to complete the course of PEP. This question explains some other situations on PEP and how long to take it for.


  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Charles,

    What drugs are in the tablets? Some treatment for HIV and PEP can have all the drugs combined in one tablet.

  2. Charles

    I was only given 28 tablets for those 28 days. Could I be missing some of the dosage?


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