Urgent assistance following exposure to HIV

Following possible exposure to HIV, you need to act quickly.

On weekends or after hours, contact the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA or Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen in Dutch). Call 03 821 30 00 (Service D1). Make it clear that the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp is managing your situation.

First aid: HIV blockers

Treatment with HIV blockers (post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP for short) reduces the chance of an infection from HIV, but only if the high-risk contact took place in the last 72 hours.

Go quickly to the ITM and ask whether you should pursue this course of action.

Outside regular office hours and on the weekend, contact the UZA:

Antwerp University Hospital
Service B2 – Tropical Diseases
Wilrijkstraat 10
Tel.: 03 821 30 00