13/10/2021 We are experiencing delays to our home kit service. This means kits may take longer to reach you and some results may be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
Exposure to HIV
Due to the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have made changes to this information.
The most important change is you cannot attend any of our clinics without speaking to us first.
Please call us on 0161 701 1513 to discuss your needs anytime between 9am and 3pm, Monday – Friday and between 9.15am and 11.15am on a Saturday.
If we are not open, please attend A&E.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is HIV
medication that is prescribed to a HIV negative person, within 72 hours of
potential exposure to HIV. If you need PEP, this works best if it is started as
soon as possible.
PEP is recommended:
· If the partner was HIV positive and not on treatment
· You are a man who had anal sex with another man without a condom.
· If you had a partner of unknown HIV status belonging to a group at high risk of HIV (e.g. Gay man or from Africa/ SE Asia)
· Chemsex with sharing of needles
· Other situations which could have put you at significant risk of catching HIV
PEP is not recommended:
· Your HIV positive partner on treatment and has undetectable virus levels
· Human bites
· Another person’s semen gets in your eye
· You had oral sex (Mouth to vagina/penis)
· You are taking PrEP correctly