Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
The DOCK offers education and referral for treatment for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PEP –a preventive medical treatment started immediately after exposure to HIV to prevent infection.
PEP is used for anyone who may have been exposed to HIV during a single high-risk event of potential HIV exposure—such as sex without a condom, needle-sharing injection drug use, or sexual assault.
To be effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours of exposure, before the virus has time to make too many copies of itself in your body.
PEP consists of 2-3 antiretroviral medications and should be taken for 28 days. Your provider will determine what treatment is right for you based on how you were exposed to HIV.
Appointments now accepted — Walk-ins still welcome!
Use MyChart or call The DOCK at (760) 992-0492 to schedule an appointment today. Due to high demand for our services, appointment slots can fill up quickly, we recommend arriving when we open. If you are planning to walk into The DOCK for services after 3 p.m., you should call ahead and check for availability.
Hours for All Services
Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Closed from 2 – 3 p.m.)
Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed from 12 – 1 p.m.)