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PrEP, PEP & nPEP


PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)  A comprehensive HIV prevention strategy that involves the daily use of antiretroviral medications to reduce the risk of HIV infection in HIV-negative individuals.

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

nPEP (Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Short-term treatment started as soon as possible after high-risk non-occupational exposure to an infectious agent, such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV).


COVID-19 PrEP Access Updates

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  • PrEP During COVID-19 (HIV.gov) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) understands that its partners in HIV prevention are facing unprecedented challenges and demands as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic together. CDC has developed guidance for providing PrEP when facility-based services and in-person patient-clinician contact is limited.
  • HHS Seeks Vendor(s) to Distribute PrEP Medications as Part of Ready, Set, PrEP * (HIV.gov) The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) requires a vendor(s) to distribute pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications as part of a donation agreement between HHS and Gilead to provide PrEP medication at no cost for up to 200,000 individuals a year who are at risk for HIV and who are uninsured.
  • Ready, Set, PrEP Expands Access to Medication to Prevent HIV *  HRSA News December 3 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.
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