What is a Pep Pill?
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking medicine to prevent HIV after a possible exposure.
PEP should be used only in emergencies and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. This section answers some of the most common questions about PEP.
Where Can I Get Pep Pills In South Africa?
Visit your nearest doctor to assist you with the PEP treatment. What should I do if I am accidentally exposed to HIV? Phone LifeSense on 086 050 6080 to start post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) immediately. NB: You must start within 72 hours from exposure.
How do I get PEP ASAP?
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an emergency medication for people who are HIV-negative and may have been exposed to HIV. If you think you were exposed to HIV, go immediately to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP.
Can I get PEP at the clinic in South Africa?
PEP is available from Emergency Departments of most public hospitals, sexual health clinics and some other clinics and doctors that specialize in sexual health and HIV.
For clinics and doctors, it’s a good idea to call first to make sure they are open, and to let them know in advance that you are coming to get PEP.
Do you need a prescription for PEP in South Africa?
You can’t get PEP over the counter because you need a prescription from a doctor or nurse. “PEP is available at any local government or private clinic and hospital, and any other primary healthcare facility such as Thuthuzela Care Centres,” explained clinical associate Kutlwano Leotlela.