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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEPSE)

pepsePost Exposure Prophylaxis after Sexual Exposure to HIV (or PEPSE) can help reduce the risk of catching HIV.

Condoms are the best way of stopping HIV: they can be free (from your doctor or sexual health clinic), are easy to find, have no side effects, only need to be used during sex, and don’t require medical help.

However there’s a thing called PEPSE (or, sometimes, just PEP) which can stop a person becoming infected after HIV has entered their body

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