PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)/sex accident

If you have had unsafe sex with someone who is HIV negative, that person can receive PEP treatment. Even if the person has a chance of being infected in another way (via blood or semen). PEP stands for Post Exposure Prophylaxis: a course of HIV inhibitors to prevent you from becoming HIV positive. In most cases it is indeed possible to prevent an HIV infection with PEP. The person must then start the PEP treatment as soon as possible, in any case within 72 hours.

Where can you go for PEP?

PEP is not offered everywhere in the Netherlands. Contact the GGD in your region to see where to go. Call the emergency department of the OLVG outside office hours and during the weekend (020-5999111). Centers for sexual violence also offer PEP.


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