PEP is an antiretroviral medication that prevents HIV from spreading in the body if used within 72 hours of exposure to the disease. The sooner you start a PEP regimen, the better. Contact a doctor at PlushCare right away if you may have been exposed to HIV through sexual contact or have recently injected drugs.
With our same day PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis) treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed and receive the treatment you need. Our doctors can determine whether PEP is right for you and write a prescription to your local pharmacy.
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Check Your Symptoms
If you are HIV-negative or do not know your HIV status, and in the last 72 hours you:
Then you may be a good candidate for PEP. If you believe you are a good candidate for the medication, we recommend you speak to a doctor right away. PEP is for emergencies only, and is only to be taken within a 72 hour window of potential exposure. It is not meant to substitute other HIV-prevention methods like Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and condoms. PEP is effective but is not 100%, so it is essential that you make sure to use protection wherever possible to avoid having to use PEP.
Get a Prescription Online
Assuming our doctors deem it necessary to prescribe you medication for treatment, they will send your prescription to your local pharmacy electronically as soon as your appointment is over, ensuring that you get prompt and efficient treatment. You can choose any pharmacy in your state, or a mail order pharmacy if that is your preference. As soon as the prescription is sent, you are all set to go pick it up!
Pick up at these and thousands of other pharmacies nationwide
PEP stops the spread of HIV in those who have been exposed to the virus in the last 72 hours. The sooner it is taken after exposure, the better, every hour counts. You will take PEP 1-2 times a day for at least 28 days, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. The medicines used in PEP are called antiretroviral medications (ART).
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
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Jul 8th, 2019
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Mar 11th, 2019