nPEP Toolkit to Prevent HIV Infection

Introducing your toolkit to prevent HIV infection.
nPEP Toolkit

Download your copy of the nPEP Toolkit to Prevent HIV Infection.

The nPEP Toolkit to Prevent HIV Infection is a new Alive! Maryland resource that highlights key elements of Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) management. PEP is effective in preventing HIV infection when administered rapidly—ideally within 2 hours and no later than 72 hours—after an exposure. 

The toolkit contains: 

  • Risk assessments 
  • nPEP at-a-glance checklist
  • Steps for evaluation of need
  • Treatment and follow-up
  • Billing codes
  • Payment assistance information
  • Maryland nPEP resources 

This toolkit aims to achieve the following goals: 

  • Reinforce that HIV exposure is an emergency that requires rapid response, with immediate administration of the first dose of PEP medications. 
  • Reduce the under- and over-prescribing of PEP by describing the benefits of PEP and providing guidance for identifying high-risk HIV exposures for which PEP is indicated.
  • Ensure prescription of PEP regimens are effective and well-tolerated. 
  • Assist clinicians in recognizing and addressing challenges to successful completion of a PEP regimen.
  • Detail the baseline testing, monitoring, and follow-up that should accompany prescription of a 28-day course of PEP.