Should I wait to get tested?

If you have had unprotected sex, shared a needle with someone else or come into contact with someone else’s blood, you might have been exposed to HIV. But there is still time to keep from getting HIV if you act quickly. Visit the clinic as soon as possible and no later than 3 days after exposure. Sooner is better!

The clinic can give you PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), a pill that can prevent HIV from taking hold in your body once you have been exposed to it. Having access to PEP is your right; the clinic has to provide it to you if you ask. 

Find out more about PEP and PrEP here.

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