PEP

POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP)

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a form of anti-HIV medication given to prevent a person from becoming HIV-positive after potential exposure to HIV.

Get PEP from an Emergency Room as soon as possible after the exposure happened. (It is important to start PEP within 72 hours.)

Get PEP from an Emergency Room as soon as possible after the exposure happened. It is important to start PEP within 72 hours. To talk about transmission risk and if PEP is right for you, call the AIDS Hotline 1-800-668-2437.

PEP is not covered by OHIP and costs about two thousand dollars for the full course of 28 days. Most private health benefits and ODSP will cover the costs.

Follow up at the ARCH Clinic (Guelph & Waterloo) at 1-877-780-5298 for the remainder of the 23 day prescription. Get tested for HIV to know if PEP worked for you after you finish the therapy.

Call to book your appointment as soon as you are prescribed PEP.*

 

HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health Medical Clinic: To book an appointment with an HIV Specialist in either Guelph or Waterloo: (519) 780-5298 or 1 (877) 780-5298.

AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA): #203 – 639 King St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 1C7 Ÿ (519) 570–3687 or 1 (877) 770–3687 Ÿacckwa.com

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH): Unit 115--89 Dawson Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 1B1Ÿ (519) 763-2255 or 1 (800) 282-4505Ÿ archguelph.ca

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH): 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON N1G 0E1Ÿ 1 (800)265-7293Ÿ wdgpublichealth.ca

          

 

You can find infomormation on Pre-Exposure Profylasis (PrEP) [HERE]

 

Graphics/Layout Courtesy of ACT, The AIDS Committee Of Toronto

 

 

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