事后预防藥比几个月后的空窗期检测更安全有效 How can I get PEP?
In BC, PEP is available free of charge if someone has been exposed to HIV in their workplace (like a needle stick injury) or if someone has been sexually assaulted and may have been exposed to HIV. Non-occupational exposure PEP (called nPEP) is available free of charge if someone has been exposed to HIV through consensual adult sex or sharing of drug use equipment.
If you think you have recently been exposed to HIV and you may benefit from PEP, you should be assessed by a clinician as soon as possible. Five-day starter kits for PEP are available in all emergency rooms in BC, as well as outpost nursing stations and provincial prisons. In Vancouver, nPEP is also available at select health clinics:
Bute Street Clinic, 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver
Downtown Community Health Centre, 569 Powell Street, Vancouver
Health Initiative for Men, #310 – 1033 Davie Street, Vancouver
St. Paul’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Clinic, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Spectrum Health (for Spectrum clients only), #702 – 1080 Howe Street, Vancouver
It is best to start the 5-day treatment as soon as possible after potential exposure to HIV. If your clinician thinks the remaining 23 days of treatment are needed, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will provide you with the medication. When being assessed for PEP, the clinical staff will also talk to you about any follow-up testing and support that you may need.