The Victoria Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (NPEP) Service can assist people who have been exposed to HIV (either sexually or by injecting drugs) with the aim of reducing the risk of contracting HIV.
What we do
The service offers a course of anti-retrovirals within 72 hours of exposure, and is taken for 28 days.
The service is clinically overseen by Alfred Health, but can be accessed throughout Victoria from HIV-specialist GP's, emergency departments and the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
To find out where to access NPEP across Victoria or to speak to a nurse about your risk, contact the NPEP Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hotline is staffed by registered nurses who are experts in HIV, NPEP and sexual health. The nurses have access to an Infectious Diseases Consultant for further expert advice where necessary.
To find out more about PEP, visit Get PEP.
Who we care for
We care for people who have been exposed to HIV where the risk of HIV risk is significant.
How to access this service
Contact us directly
Family, carers, case managers and patients can contact us directly to access our services.