If you’re a sexually active individual who was involved in unprotected sex recently, HIV PEP is a must-have crisis control for you.
In Malaysia, as much as 2,984 new cases are reported in 2018 only, with 46% of them coming from homosexual intercourse (source: https://www.mac.org.my/v3/resources/hiv-statistics/).
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an effective control measure to protect yourself against HIV virus if you are exposed to any HIV threats recently.
WHAT IS PEP?
PEP is a measure of taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected with the virus.
Antiretroviral treatment or ART are the drugs that help to fight off HIV virus. Many people living with HIV are taking treatment and living as normal people without HIV affecting their life. This treatment is not a cure for HIV, but it can keep HIV under control very effectively. By taking ART early, you do not only lower the risk of being infected with the virus but also serve as an extra protection for your antibody to resist the disease.
PEP is a combination of TENVIR-EM tablets and Efavir tablets. While Tenvir-EM increase the immunity resistance against the virus, Efavir prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. Tenvir-EM contains Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Tenofovir DF), and Efavir contains Efavirenz to help keeping HIV infection under control.
PEP is an effective treatment, but for better result, you may continue using condom as usual. This technique would ensure your safety. After all, safe contact with other people is the only sure way you can protect you from being exposed to HIV again.
It also reduces the chances of transmitting HIV to others if you do become infected while you’re on PEP.
WHO SHOULD USE PEP?
You should start using PEP if your HIV status is either negative or unknown, and in the last 72 hours you
- Think you have had an unfaithful contact with HIV
- Involved in needle-sharing with someone with unknown or positive HIV status
- Were sexually assaulted or had an uneventful blood transfer
Kindly contact our customer service representatives at 012-662-5552 (Whatsapp/Call) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a consultation with our doctor. Our doctor can help assess your condition and suggest suitable medications.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE PEP?
PEP should be taken immediately after a recent unfortunate encounter with HIV. If you haven’t started taking PrEP, PEP is something you should consider. It should be taken within 72 hours of the said incidents.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
PEP is known to have a mild, non-threatening nausea effects for some people. But it is very mild and easily treatable. Besides that, there are no known side effects reported by the users.
WHERE CAN I GET PEP FOR HIV IN MALAYSIA?
Premier Clinic offers expert consultation for anyone who is concerned about their HIV status. You may purchase PEP or PrEP from any of our branch locations.
“Thanks to Premier Clinic for offering this medication. I am usually a very particular guy especially when dealing with sexual stuff. But accidents happen. Good to know there’s something we can rely on at the end of the day.”
got PEP HIV medication from Bangsar Branch on 23rd August 2018.
“I was very concerned with my HIV status as I am having an open relationship. As much as I’d like to be careful, I can’t say the same thing for my partner. Now, I combine PrEP and PEP together to ensure my safety.”
a customer of PEP and PrEP from Puchong Branch since July 2018.
“HIV used to be a big concern for me, as I do not trust 100% the use of condom. With PEP, I get a double insurance of protection against HIV/AIDS virus. I applaud Premier Clinic for this good effort.”
been using PEP from Premier Clinic since February 2018.
“Although safe sex is always the BEST protection in avoiding HIV, sometimes we are bound to have some accidents. It’s good to have other alternatives as a protection for people like us.”
been using PEP from Premier Clinic since April 2018.