It can happen that something goes wrong during safer sex. For example, condoms can tear or slip off. Sometimes they are simply forgotten in the rush of emotions.
For this purpose, HIVmedication is taken for four weeks. The drugs prevent HIVfrom taking hold in the body. This treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEPfor short. This roughly translates to “post-risk prevention.”
Important: PEPmust be started as soon as possible after HIVrisk. Preferably within two hours, otherwise preferably within 24 hours, at the latest after 48 hours. Whether PEPcan still be useful up to 72 hours (three days) after the risk is controversial. (Source: Deutsche Aids-Hilfe e.V.) More information
In addition to the clinics listed below, you can get PEP at HIV focus practices. Best to call ahead and also ask how PEP is billed.