PEP - What is it

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is HIV medication that you may be able to take if you have been exposed to HIV or believe you have. This medication is a course that lasts for 28 days and it may be able to prevent you from becoming infected with HIV as long as you begin the treatment within 72 hours of putting yourself at risk. This is most commonly taken after having unprotected sex or if you have a condom break during sex. It is not 100% effective, but it can offer some protection from the virus.