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Find out if you - or your partner, if you're HIV positive - might have been exposed to HIV and STIs during sex, and what to do if you have.

If you think you might need PEP, take this quiz or find out where you can get PEP and what it's for.

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This article was last reviewed on 19/10/2016 by Anna Peters

Date due for the next review: 19/10/2019

Content Author: Kerri Virani

Current Owner: Health Promotion

More information:

UK Guideline for the use of HVI Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Exposure (PEPSE), Guideline Working Group: Martin Fisher, Chair of writing group, late Professor of HIV medicine at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital; Eleanor Briggs, National AIDS Trust; Fiona Cresswell, Corresponding author, Specialist Registrar HIV and Sexual Health, Lawson Unit, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital; Julie Fox, Consultant HIV Medicine and Clinical Trials, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Honorary Senior Lecturer Kings College London; Justin Harbottle, Terrence Higgins Trust; David Hawkins, Consultant HIV and Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London; Martin Murchie, Society of Sexual Health Advisers;Keith Radcliffe, Chair BASHH Clinical Effectiveness Group, Consultant HIV and Sexual Health Whittall Street Clinic, Birmingham; Paul Rafferty, HIV Pharmacy Association; Alison Rodger, Reader/Honorary Consultant Infectious Diseases & HIV, University College London; Laura Waters, BASHH HIV Special Interest Group, Consultant HIV and Sexual Health, Mortimer Market Centre, London, BASHH 2015

Can post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) stop me getting HIV?, April 2015, NHS Choices

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD), January 2015, NHS Choices

Visiting an STI Clinic, December 2015, NHS Choices

Estimated risk per exposure, NAM, Aidsmap

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