UT University Health Services

HIV Risk Reduction

PEP (POST-exposure prophylaxis)

For a possible HIV exposure, call the Nurse Advice Line (512) 475-6877 (NURS) immediately to be evaluated for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP is only effective if started within the first 72 hours after exposure.

The healthcare provider will assess your risk and determine whether you would benefit from taking a three-drug regimen called PEP (one two-drug combo pill plus one other pill for 28 days).

PrEP (PRE-exposure prophylaxis)

UHS healthcare providers prescribe Truvada or Descovy to reduce the risk of HIV infection for those at increased risk of getting HIV. PrEP should be used every day (one pill) on an ongoing basis and in conjunction with other prevention options such as condoms (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

You can schedule an appointment to discuss your risk factors with a UHS healthcare provider to help determine whether PrEP is right for you. Schedule through the MyUHS patient portal or call 512-471-4955. Provide the reason for your visit to get the correct appointment type with a provider who prescribes PrEP.

PrEP appointments last approximately one hour.

Additional resources:

Gilead patient assistance site for co-pay assistance card: www.GileadCoPay.com or call 1-877-505-6986

More information on Truvada.

More information on Descovy.

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