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.