Basically the difference between PrEP and PEP is time. Both PrEP and PEP are treatment medications to prevent HIV. PrEP is an abbreviation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a medicine that is taken preventing HIV before an exposure. PEP is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis which is a medicine that helps prevent HIV after an exposure. Both are very effective oral medications for protection against HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. PrEP is a single pill/tablet that is taken every day for continued HIV protection. Like PrEP, PEP is also a single daily pill but with a different drug combination which is taken over a course of 28 days after an exposure to HIV. For further details on PrEP and PEP for HIV, please do not hesitate to contact us or you can read additional information on our HIV PEP and PrEP pages.
Please remember HIV PEP must be taken within 72 hours of a possible HIV exposure, so contact our staff at CM Mediclinic in Chiang Mai as soon as you can. We are here to help you with complete confidentially and expert care in the fight against HIV.