Be Alert for Patients Who Need HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)
You'll see efforts to increase access to nonoccupational HIV POST-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP).
PEP is different than PRE-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), where patients with ongoing HIV risks take preventive antiretrovirals long-term.
Access to nPEP is key. Antiretrovirals need to be started ASAP, usually no later than 72 hours after exposure...and continued for 28 days.