Important Updates

Advanced Notice

WE’VE LISTENED TO YOUR FEEDBACK From Monday 4th November 2019 WE WILL RELEASE ONLINE BOOKING SLOTS AT 8.30AM. THESE SLOTS WILL BE FOR THE FOLLOWING WORKING DAY.


Important Notice

There are issues with the telephone lines at The Hathersage Centre. If your query is urgent please contact us via email. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Important Notice

Due to staff shortages we are experiencing a slight delay in providing test results We are taking steps to minimise disruptions. Thank you for your patience in the meantime

PEP

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is HIV medication that is prescribed to a HIV negative person, within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV. Ideally it should be started within 24 hours. It needs to be taken for 28 days. A&E departments are able to start PEP when our clinics are closed.


PEP is recommended:

  • If the partner was HIV positive and not on treatment
  • You had anal sex 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)
  • You were penetrated anally without a condom
  • If you shared injecting needles


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)

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