Be Ready to Start Nonoccupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

You'll see renewed efforts to expand access to nonoccupational HIV POST-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Emergency departments play a critical role in PEP...since meds need to be started ASAP, usually no later than 72 hours after exposure.

Continue to follow your hospital's procedures for PEP after an occupational exposure, such as for a nurse with a needlestick.

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