PEP after HIV risk
You may be eligible for a PEP treatment if you’ve recently run an HIV risk. Reach out to Saba Cares as soon as possible after you had sex with a high risk of HIV, for example if you know or suspect that your partner has HIV or when you had unprotected anal sex. Your doctor can decide if you should get PEP.
What is PEP?
- PEP is a 4-week treatment with pills against HIV.
- PEP greatly reduces the chance that you’ll get HIV, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t get it.
- If your doctor decides you should get PEP, it is best to start PEP treatment as soon as possible after you’ve run the risk. Preferably within 2 hours, but no later than 72 hours after unsafe sex.
- The sooner you start, the greater the chance of success.
Where can you get PEP?
You can get PEP at Saba Cares. Outside office hours you can contact the Emergency Room. Call +599.416.3288.