PEPSE uses powerful drugs which can have side effects. To make sure it is given only to those with a high risk of infection who really need it, you will be asked questions by a doctor or health adviser about:
Once a doctor has considered your risk, a decision will be made about whether PEPSE is appropriate. If so, you must first have an HIV test. This makes sure that you don’t already have HIV; if you do, taking PEPSE is not the treatment you need.
Terrence Higgins Trust has a self assessment tool you can use to see if you might need to access PEPSE : http://www.tht.org.uk/our-charity/Get-help-now/Have-you-taken-a-risk
Unity Sexual Health also have our own self-assessment tool – PEPSE assesment
Find your local Pharmacy or Clinic and book and appointment.
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