HIV-Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a treatment that can prevent HIV infection after the virus has entered a person's body. It is only given to people at high risk of HIV such as men who have unprotected anal sex with men.


HIV-Post Exposure Prophylaxis

If you think you have been exposed to HIV you can reduce your risk of becoming infected by taking post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) which is a short course of medication.

Ayrshire and Arran’s sexual health services are continuing to provide PEP for sexual exposure to HIV. Please call us on 01294 323226. We will ask you some questions to find out if PEP is suitable for you and arrange an appointment if required.

If the sexual health department is closed please attend the Accident and Emergency department at

  • University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock Rd, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE or
  • University Hospital Ayr, Dalmellington Rd, Ayr KA6 6DX
Regular family doctors (GPs) do not prescribe PEP
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