HIV RNA TEST AND PEP
There is also a program called PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, that may be helpful to you within 72 hours of your possible exposure. It includes STD screening, counseling and a 28-day course of HIV medications believed to be effective in preventing an HIV negative person from becoming positive after exposure to HIV. When you see your medical provider, you can discuss whether or not this is a good option considering your circumstances. For more details on PEP, click here.
If you're in San Francisco, City Clinic offers testing, counseling and
prescription for PEP medication within 72 hours of a possible exposure to HIV. You can call (415)
487-5538 to discuss your situation confidentially with a clinician before coming
to the clinic for services. Clinic walk-in hours for PEP services are:
To your health,
HIV testing and care for those who are eligible -- at City Clinic.