Transcript for PEP

What if there was a way to prevent infection, even after exposure to HIV?

If you think you've been exposed to HIV, there's medicine that can help. It's called "PEP", or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. It's a medicine for guys who are concerned that they've been exposed to the HIV virus -- either because the condom broke or slipped off, or because they had condomless sex with a partner of uncertain status.

The first dose of PEP must be taken as soon as possible -- within 72 hours of exposure. But every hour matters, so if you think you need PEP , don't wait! PEP consists of a combination of anit-HIV medicines takes for 28 days. PEP is not designed for regular use as an HIV prevention method.

PEP used to come with a lot of side effects, but these days, many people no longer experience significant side effects.

After your treatment is complete, follow the testing schedule recommended by your doctor. Use condoms during this time.

Today, if something unexpected happens, PEP might be an option for you. For more information on PEP and when to use it, visit