What should you do after an HIV risk situation?

Have you had unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with a person of whom you do not know whether they are HIV poitiv or whether ehey are receiving effective treatment?

In an emergency or risk situation, you can be prescribed PEP, which stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.
The important thing is to establish your risk and to get advice as quickly as possible.

What can I do after I've been at risk?

Establish your personal risk as quickly as possible:

If you've found yourself in a high-risk situation, you should go as quickly as possible – and no later than 48 hours after possible exposure – to your nearest doctor, the infectious diseases unit of a hospital, or an emergency practice.

What is a PEP?

PEP is a preventative emergency treatment with anti-retroviral drugs. It lowers the risk of a possible infection with HIV and impedes the HI virus from taking hold. A PEP must be started within 48 hours after the risk situation occurred. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is. A PEP does not replace the Safer Sex Rules in any way!

Must I pay for the PEP myself?

The costs of PEP are covered by mandatory health insurance if treatment is medically advisable

I am abroad. Is it also possible to get the PEP here?

Now the PEP is available in many countries. Do not delay, go as soon as possible to the nearest medical doctor or the nearest hospital.