Key Facts about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)


1. Must start immediately within 72 hrs of rape.
2. Must have HIV test first, if negative continue ARVs for 28 days.
3. Must get emergency contraception/ 'morning after' pill to prevent pregnancy.
4. Must get antibiotics to prevent other STIs.
5. Must continue counselling.
6. Re-test for HIV after 6 weeks.

N.B Do not need to report case to the police to get PEP!