Samedaydoctor private doctor walk in clinics have the benefit of having a Consultant led service in sexual health. As such we can treat people with established HIV infections with antiretroviral medications and monitor their progress.
We are also able to supply Pre and Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP and PrEP) to prevent HIV transmission. Samedaydoctor GP clinics offer a range of HIV tests including the same day instant (60 second) test and well as the 28 day HDUO test (result in 4 hours) and the early detection 10 day test (result in approximately 5 hours) .
We also offer the full range of STD/STI tests and treatment. We are open up to 7 days per week on a walk in basis and appointments. can be made in advance by email or telephone via the website.
PEP (sometimes called PEPSE) is a combination of HIV drugs that can stop the virus taking hold. It can be used after the event if you’ve put yourself a risk of HIV transmission.
To work, PEP must be taken within 72 hours (three days), and ideally should be taken within 24 hours.
PEP is not a ‘morning after pill’ for HIV, and it’s not guaranteed to work. It’s meant as an emergency measure to be used as a last resort, such as if a condom fails during sex. Taking PEP will not protect you from other std’s or unwanted pregnancy.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.