Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a daily dose of anti-HIV treatment, taken for 4 weeks that can potentially stop HIV infection after exposure. PEP must be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours of someone being exposed.
P.E.P is effective in preventing HIV infection
Research indicates that PEP can reduce an infected person’s chance of becoming HIV positive if it is taken within 72 hours of exposure even where HIV has already entered the body. PEP should be administered as soon as possible within 72 hours of exposure as its effectiveness varies according to the timing of initiation. For PEP to be effective, the person who may have been exposed to HIV should strictly adhere to a four week drug regimen. If they do not adhere well to the daily medication doses it is less likely to work. In addition, if not taken properly they might run the risk of developing drug resistance to HIV drugs, which might affect the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment if they become HIV positive in the future.
PEP has some side-effects
The side-effects of PEP can vary from person to person. Generally, PEP may cause diarrhoea, headaches, nausea and vomiting but these side effects usually stop once the treatment is finished.
Neo-Health Medical Centre provides
PEP Treatment : HK$ 13,470
Consultation and Drugs are included.
No Surchage will be included during Opening Hours.
But Surcharge may be included during Non-opening hours.