If you have had unprotected sex with someone who is or maybe HIV-positive, you can get PEP treatment. You can also get it if you have been exposed to risk in another way. PEP stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: an antiretroviral treatment to prevent you becoming HIV-positive. In most cases, PEP is successful in preventing HIV infection. You must begin treatment as soon as possible though, within 72 hours.

PEP is not available everywhere in the Netherlands. Contact your local municipal health service (GGD) to find out where to go. Outside office hours and at the weekend, call the emergency services at your nearest hospital. Centres for sexual abuse also offer PEP.

Are you a man who has sex with men? Do the PEP check at Man tot Man. The PEP check shows whether you need PEP and where you can get it locally.