PEP stands for ‘Post-Exposure Prophylaxis’ and is a month-long course of anti-HIV drugs if you have been exposed to HIV, which can prevent HIV from taking hold in your body.

If you have been exposed to HIV, the sooner you start PEP the better. It must be started within 72 hours after your possible exposure to HIV.

Where can I get PEP?

You can get PEP from any sexual health clinic, The Albion Centre or the Emergency Department of most public hospitals.

PEP Hotline 1800 737 669 (1800 PEP NOW)
Mon-Fri 9am–9pm, Sat-Sun 8am–9pm, Public holidays 8am–9pm

The HIV PEP Hotline is a partnership with Albion Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital that provides information, assessment and a referral service for people from NSW who believe they require HIV PEP after a possible high risk exposure to HIV.

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