HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)

Do you suspect you may have been exposed to HIV? PEP (or post-exposure prophylaxis) is an emergency treatment that must be started within 72 hours after exposure to HIV.

Act quickly

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV, you need to act quickly. Treatment with antiretroviral drugs (PEP, short for post-exposure prophylaxis) reduces the chance of an HIV infection. The treatment has to start within 72 hours after exposure to HIV.


During office hours

Contact us as soon as possible during office hours (on weekdays, from 9am till 5pm). We'll discuss whether treatment should be considered.

Institute of Tropical Medicine
+32 (0)3 247 66 66

Outside office hours

Contact the Antwerp University Hospital (Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, UZA). Inform them if we are following your case as well.

Antwerp University Hospital
+32 (0)3 821 30 00