Exposure to HIV
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a month-long course of anti-HIV medication that can prevent infection if started within 72 hours of exposure. If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV, PEP may prevent you becoming infected – if you act quickly. Generally, you can get PEP at a sexual health clinic or in the accident and emergency sections of most hospitals.
PEP Hotline: 1800 737 669 (24 hour freecall within NSW)
Note: The PEP Hotline is not an information line for general questions about HIV/AIDS.
HIV Information Hotline: (02) 9332 9700 or 1800 451 600
Note: An information line for general questions about HIV/AIDS for anyone in NSW.
(Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 6.30pm, except for public holidays)
NSW Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Hotline: 1800 804 823 (24 hour freecall within NSW)
Note: Health care workers only enquiry line.
The NSW 24-hour Needlestick Injury Hotline is an information, support and referral service for NSW based health care workers.