If we are HIV-negative, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can be taken after we have come into contact with HIV. PEP involves taking ARVs every day for 30 days, starting as soon as possible (within 72 hours or less) of coming into contact with HIV. PEP is available at emergency rooms throughout BC. It may also be available at some specialized clinics. Staff at emergency rooms or other medical settings may be unaware that PEP is something that we may need and have a right to access. YouthCO may be able to help us find PEP or advocate for us to get PEP if the staff we encounter are not aware.