Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 6 alum, Courtney Act, helps raise Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) awareness by talking about taking HIV antiretroviral medication after exposure.
PEP is an intensive four-week medication regimen to be taken within 72 hours after exposure to HIV. The sooner PEP is started within the 72-hour window period, the better. When taken as directed, it is a very effective strategy to reduce HIV transmission.
When considering PEP after possible or known exposure to HIV, it is advised to seek the nearest urgent care or hospital emergency room right away. There also is a 24-hour PEP Hotline that can be reached toll-free at 1-888-448-4911.