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.

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