What should I do if I’ve been exposed to HIV?
If you’ve been exposed to HIV within the past couple of days, you should get emergency treatment, called PEP, immediately. If started within 72 hours of exposure, PEP can help prevent HIV infection. You can access PEP through Sunset West Health or, if after clinic hours, please don’t hesitate to go to the emergency room or urgent care.
If the exposure period has been longer than 72 hours, you will need to get tested for HIV. If your test is positive, discuss an HIV treatment plan with your medical provider. If your test is negative, you may want to consider PrEP in order to protect yourself from HIV infection in the future.