Q and A


Will PEP work after I finish the course?

Hello, I have been on PEP for 31 days but after 16 days I had unprotected sex. Is PEP still in my body to protect me or I should start taking it again?


Hi, how are you doing?

PEP is only effective for the duration of the course. As you have had a second exposure after finishing your course, PEP is no longer active in your body and you will require a second course.

Was this exposure high risk? In most instances PEP is not required when it is a low risk exposure. You can work out your risk here.

Have you considered PrEP? This is a medication you can take daily or as-and-when for protection. It means you are protected before exposure and you will not need to take PEP if there is a risk.



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