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HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

HIV PEP or HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis can reduce your risk of being infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) after a potential exposure. HIV PEP is only effective up to 72 hours after HIV exposure. The ideal time to start HIV PEP is within 48 hours from exposure.

HIV PEP treatment may be prescribed to anyone with a high-risk HIV exposure and involves undergoing Antiretroviral (ARV) medications or antiretroviral therapy (ART) for a month. This is similar to HIV PrEP or HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, however, the difference is that HIV PrEP is taken daily before any HIV exposure.

HIV PEP only helps to reduce the risk of HIV infection, HIV PEP cannot protect you from being infected with other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Both HIV PEP & HIV PrEP are available in all our clinics.

Who needs HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

HIV PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible High-risk exposure to HIV.

High-risk HIV exposure can be classified as non-occupational exposures and occupational exposures.

Non-occupational high-risk HIV exposures, may include

  • Condom Broke or Condom Slip
  • Sexual intercourse with a known or unknown person infected with HIV
  • Sharing or Exposed to contaminated needles or blades
  • Exposed to blood, semen or genital fluids through open wounds, cuts, sores, ulcers during high-risk sexual activities
  • Sexual Assault

Non-occupational high-risk HIV exposures, may include

  • Needle stick injuries
  • Exposed skin to blood or bodily fluids

HIV and other STDs are commonly sexually transmitted through high-risk sexual activities.

Risky sexual behaviour can include:

  • sex without condom use or barebacking
  • mouth-to-genital contact
  • starting sexual activity at a young age
  • having multiple sex partners
  • engaging in sex trade

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, do come down and consult our doctors immediately.

HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis What’s Apps or SMS service (24/7) : +65 8728 7272

HIV PEP Clinic in Singapore

Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP) clinic is a group of licensed medical clinics approved by Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore. Our experienced and open doctors are well-versed and trained in handling all STD & HIV related medical issues.

 We provide a discreet, comfortable and private environment for you to discuss your STD/HIV related medical matters.

HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Price List

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Consultation and Medication

Rapid HIV Test (if necessary)

Baseline Blood Tests (if necessary)

Cost

$1800.00

$50.00

$140.00

(All prices are before GST)

The HIV PEP medication is also available to be on a weekly basis, so you may not need to pay the full sum upfront.

We use the latest Gold Standard PEP Medicines with fewer side effects and better HIV prevention. This is in accordance with the latest International Standards. Our Rapid HIV test kits are Health Sciences Authority (HSA) approved.
We use College of American Pathologist accredited labs for HIV & STD tests that are in line with highest international Standards for accuracy and sensitivity.
HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis What’s Apps service (24/7) : +65 8728 7272

What is HIV PEP in a Nutshell

What are the International Guidelines for HIV PEP?

These are just guidelines. The ultimate decision on whether to start PEP or not requires a detailed analysis of the risk benefit ratio. You must have this discussion with our doctor in a formal medical consultation.

Risk of HIV Transmission

A Summary of Risk of HIV transmission

Exposure Route

Blood Transfusion

Injection Drugs Use

Receptive Anal Sexual Intercourse

Needle Stick

Receptive Vaginal Sexual Intercourse

Insertive Anal Sexual Intercourse

Insertive Vaginal Sexual Intercourse

Receptive Oral Sexual Intercourse

Insertive Oral Sexual Intercourse

Mucos Membrane

US CDC

92.5%

0.63%

1.38%

0.23%

0.08%

0.11%

0.04%

0.0001%

-

UK BASHH PEPSE

100%

0.67%

1.11%

0.3%

0.1%

0.15%

0.082%

<0.01%

<0.01%

0.63%

Alberta PEP

90%

0.67%

1 % to 30%

0.3%

0.1% to 10%

0.1% to 10%

-

0.04%

0%

0.09%

ASHM

-

0.8%

1.4%

0.2%

0.08%

0.6%

0.04%

-

-

< 0.1%

New York

-

Higher Risk

Higher Risk

Higher Risk

Higher Risk

Higher Risk

Higher Risk

Lower Risk

Lower Risk

Higher Risk

Above is a summary based on US CDC, UK BASHH PEPSE, Alberta guideline for the use of  PEP (Alberta PEP), Australian Society for HIV Medicines (ASHM) and New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (New York).

Factors Influencing Transmission Risks

Condoms & Circumcision

Compared to not using a condom and being uncircumcised, by using a condom and being circumcised can reduce HIV risk to certain extends. The condom creates a barrier that minimised infection. Some studies have found that the removal of foreskin, which is rich in Langerhan cells, can reduce the risk of contracting HIV by about 60%.

HIV Status of Partner

The Viral Load of HIV positive partner.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

The chances of HIV risk will increase when you or your partner are infected with other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Are there any side effects for HIV PEP?

The newer HIV PEP Drugs that we use have fewer or no side effects.

It is important to consult our doctors before you are taking any other medication when you are under PEP treatment.

What to do Before HIV PEP?

Baseline blood tests to be done.

What to do after HIV PEP?

Repeat Baseline Blood Test, HIV Test and STD Screening

  • 1 month after your HIV exposure
  • 3 month after your HIV exposure

If you are worried about other STDs, please speck to our doctors.

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