What is Sexual Health?

When I was living in Australia we had a Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and a Sydney Sexual Health Centre. I believed that Hong Kong, being an International city, should also have a “Sexual Health Centre”, and so the HK Sexual Health Centre was established.

Since our inception, I am glad to see the term "sexual health" has become more widely used and accepted in Hong Kong by various organisations.

Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and an appreciation of the importance of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences.

Emergency HIV Treatment (PEP)

Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is another name for emergency HIV treatment. PEP is not a cure for HIV, it is a form of HIV prevention. It is a short course of antiretroviral drugs that stops exposure to HIV from becoming a life-long infection.

  • PEP must be taken as soon as possible to be effective and no later than 72 hours after exposure to HIV.
  • PEP must be taken at the same time every day for 4 weeks.
  • PEP can cause side effects such as nausea and fatigue. DO NOT stop taking PEP - talk to your healthcare professional.