Our PEP Services
After case assessment you are prescribed 28 days of medication that must be taken daily, the sooner you start the medication after potentially being exposed to HIV the better. Once the treatment has been completed a follow up appointment is made to reassess testing.
With our goal at DUG Health to eradicate SIT diseases it is our core value to ensure that each individual has access to testing and medication.
Our goal at DUG Health is to eradicate infections, with that being said our priority is ensuring that everyone has access to the necessary testing and medications. With our co-pay option we seek assistant programs allowing us to reduce the cost of medication to the lowest amount possible.
What is PEP
PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. It means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
When should it be started?
PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is effective in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but not 100%.