How do I get PEP?

If you need PEP, go to your closest clinic or hospital. If they don’t have PEP, they can tell you which clinics do. Or click here to find your nearest clinic. 

Once you are at the clinic, you will be tested for HIV. You should get counselling before the test and after you get your results. 

  • If you test HIV POSITIVE, you don’t need to take PEP. Your health provider will let you know what the next steps are for you to get treatment and stay healthy. 
  • If you test HIV NEGATIVE, you must finish your course of PEP, which takes 28 days (4 weeks). You will get tested again for HIV after 6 weeks, 3 months and then 6 months, and your health provider will tell you when you can stop taking PEP. 

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, there is support for you – all you need to do is reach out! Call the Gender-based violence command centre on 0800 428 428, or dial *120*7867# and someone will call you back. 

Do you want to find out who can get PEP? Read this

Wondering what to do if you think you’ve been exposed to HIV? Take this quiz

Click here to learn more about PEP

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