PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)
PEP is a medical treatment that should prevent HIV infection after possible HIV exposure. This treatment should be taken within 72 hours of possible HIV infection. PEP can only offer some protection and so it can’t be guaranteed that it will stop you from becoming HIV positive. This means that it is always better to use a condom to prevent the initial transmission. If it has been within 72 hours since you think you have been exposed to HIV then please contact Sefton Sexual Health A&E or any sexual health service in order to enquire about PEP (post exposure prophylaxis for HIV).
PEP is not available from your GP or at any pharmacies.
It is recommended that you phone our single point of contact telephone number 01695 656550 before attending clinic to make sure that it is available in the clinic you want to attend that day.
For more information please download this leaflet PEP Patient Leaflet
PreP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis against HIV)
We are pleased that Sefton Sexual Health Service now does offer support for people wanting PrEP . Please make an appointment to see a doctor on our appointments telephone number 01695 656550. For more information and to purchase PrEP please see https://www.iwantprepnow.co.uk/buy-prep-now
Self-assessment for HIV risk
Not sure if you are at risk of contracting HIV? Use this links which takes you through a step by step self-assessment.
Have you taken a risk?
For more information please see. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hiv-and-aids/livng-with/
A fast track referral form for professionals to use can be downloaded from here.
Support for people living with HIV
Sahir House https://sahir.org.uk/
Renaissance Lancashire http://www.druglinelancs.co.uk/lancashire/