Prevention of HIV
WITH FAST RESULT IN 60 SECONDS
POST-EXPOSURE SEXUAL PROPHYLAXIS (PPE)
Prescription of antiretrovirals for a period of one month after sexual intercourse that carries a significant risk of contracting HIV.
We recommend that treatment be initiated as soon as possible, within hours and no later than 72 hours after exposure.
PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PREP)
Prescription of antiretroviral treatments for preventive purposes.
The treatment consists of taking one tablet orally once a day. This drug contains 2 antiretrovirals (the same agents that fight HIV in infected people) that block the replication cycle of HIV, preventing it from multiplying in the blood and contaminating the body.
The most recent studies have shown that PREP reduces the risk of HIV infection by 92%.
PREP is therefore a particularly effective prevention method, in combination with condom use and regular screening.
This is a major step towards a comprehensive prevention approach that limits the risks of infection according to the level of risk, and stops the transmission chain for the complete eradication of HIV infections.
SCREENING FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)
Carrying an STI with signs and symptoms or without knowing it (without symptoms) increases the risk of contracting HIV.
See our section on STI.
STI EMERGENCIES (WITH SYMPTOMS)
Address and Information
T. 514 787-0055
407 McGill Street, Suite 900
(QC) H2Y 2G3
F. 514 787-0066
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Do you want to book an appointment or obtain more information?
Call us at 514 787-0055 or fill out the form below.