This toolkit is a collaborative product of the AETC Program Rural Health Committee, the AETC National Clinician Consultation Center, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.
- Start post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as soon as possible after a known or possible HIV exposure (occupational or non-occupational sexual and injection exposures)
- These resources provide step-by-step instructions for the medical care of persons following possible sexual HIV exposure
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public on 5/18/18 that serious cases of neural tube birth defects have been reported in babies born to women living with HIV who were treated with dolutegravir prior to conception. Providers may call the PEPline at (888) 448-4911 if they have questions or need additional support.
These materials were developed to be used in clinical settings to raise awareness and offer detailed guidance. Order free printed copies of the pocket guide, scroll pen, or medication assistance card. All additional materials can be downloaded and printed as needed.
- Post-Sexual Exposure Clinical Guide Scroll Pen
- nPEP Pocket Guide for Providers
- nPEP Infographic Slides
- nPEP Poster
- PEP Medication Assistance Program Postcard
- nPEP Post-Sexual Exposure Policy & Procedures Template
- nPEP Post-IDU Exposure Policy & Procedures Template
- IDU Naloxone Educational Information
The State of nPEP in Rural America: Clinician Perspectives
ShareSpot: The AETC Blog
- Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) in Rural Areas – Does It Exist?
Jeannette Southerly, BSN, RN, ACRN from the MidAtlantic AETC (West Virginia) discusses the state of PEP in rural America
Sexual Assault: PEP is an Urgent Health Need
Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P from the International Association of Forensic Nurses discusses the need for policy and resources which provide access to immediate care and treatment for possible HIV exposure post-sexual assault
Patients to Policy Story
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership: Patients-to-Policy Story Series
- Eliminating Hurdles to Life-Changing Medication
Kate Marple & Erin Dexter from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership