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You will receive a PEP at Checkpoint during opening hours. If we have just closed, you should not wait, but go to the nearest PEP emergency center.
HIV infection can be prevented in the first few hours by post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
If you had a risk situation, do not waste time. The earlier you start, the more likely it is that PEP will prevent an infection. After 48 hours, PEP is no longer effective. Here you will find emergency units for PEP.
The costs are covered by the compulsory basic insurance of the health insurance company.
- Anal or vaginal intercourse without a condom or PrEP, with a person whose HIV status you do not know
- Condom torn during intercourse with a person whose HIV status you don’t know
- Anal or vaginal intercourse with an HIV-positive person who is not under effective therapy
- If you are not sure whether you have taken a risk, you can seek advice at the emergency center.
A PEP emergency therapy lasts 30 days in which you take medication regularly.
Important: The PrEP medication is not a complete PEP. The PrEP drugs lack an important active ingredient for successful PEP.
PEP is now carried out in many countries. Contact the nearest hospital immediately.