Where To Get Pep Pills In South Africa

What are Pep Pills?

PEP (sometimes called PEPSE) is a combination of HIV drugs that can stop the virus from taking hold. It can be used after the event if you’ve been at risk of HIV transmission.

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To work, PEP must be taken within 72 hours (three days), and ideally should be taken within 24 hours.

Where To Get Pep Pills In South Africa?

“PEP is available at any local government or private clinic and hospital, and any other primary healthcare facility such as Thuthuzela Care Centres,” explained clinical associate Kutlwano Leotlela.

How much do PEP pills cost in South Africa?

South Africa approved the use of PrEP in 2015 — it is available in the private health sector at a monthly cost of about R250

 and the health department provides it for free at demonstration sites to high-risk groups such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and young women.

How long is PEP taken?

PEP must be started within 72 hours (3 days) after a possible exposure to HIV. The sooner you start it, the better; every hour counts. You need to take the PEP medicines every day for 28 days.

What can make PEP fail?

It can fail because: the person doesn’t or isn’t able to take PEP as prescribed (every day for a month) some anti-HIV drugs don’t work against some strains of HIV

(although this is rare) the initial viral load (the amount of HIV) in the body was too great for the drugs to be effective.

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