PEP TREATMENT MIAMI: POST HIV EXPOSURE
Every hour matters when it comes to post-HIV exposure.
We live in a time where HIV is common, but pre-exposure and post-exposure treatment options exist. Once you become a Dade Internal Medicine patient in Miami, Florida, your caring doctor will review your options. In many cases, you can start your PEP treatment plan right away. It’s easy to schedule an appointment to determine if PEP is right for you.
PEP treatments are not only exclusively for men. They are available to women as well. Patient assistance programs for PEP are available. Please ask one of our providers for more information.
What is PEP?
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after a potential HIV exposure to prevent becoming infected with HIV. You must start PEP within 72 hours following possible HIV exposure, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. If you’re prescribed PEP, you must take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is very helpful in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but it is not 100% effective.
PEP is a good idea if, in the last 72 hours, you:
- Had unprotected anal or vaginal sex with a partner whose HIV status you may not know
- Had a condom rip during sex
- Shared injection equipment
- Experienced sexual assault
How can I get PEP Treatment in Miami?
Possible HIV exposure can be a scary experience. But remember, whatever happened during your potential exposure, is not your fault. Our compassionate and non-judgmental staff at Dade Internal are here to help you through this time. Please book an appointment with us to get more information.
Call us ASAP after exposure.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the past 72 hours, please call us immediately at 786-882-4648 so that we can guide you through receiving PEP treatment in Miami.
Calling on a weekend or between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. during the week? Go to the emergency department nearest to you:
Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach – Main Campus)
4300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136