Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

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HIV drugs given to prevent HIV taking hold after exposure risk to an infection. PEP must be taken within 72 hours (preferably within 24 hours) of a risk exposure to HIV. PEP must be taken daily for one (1) month to ensure the greatest chance against HIV infection taking hold. In Queensland, PEP starter packs are available from all major hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments, or any Sexual Health Clinic. For information about where to access PEP call 13-HEALTH or visit: www.health.qld.gov.au/publications/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/pep-brochure.pdf  or http://www.endhiv.org.au/clinic-search/ (an interactive search engine for locating your closest PEP access point in Queensland).