Information for Providers
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) has been
available for more than a decade. PEP is an
intervention to prevent HIV infection after a recent
sexual or needlestick exposure. PEP involves
treatment with antiretroviral HIV drugs daily for 28
Studies suggest that PEP may be up to 80%
effective in preventing an HIV seroconversion if the
antiretroviral drugs are taken correctly with a high
level of adherence. For PEP to be effective,
the prophylaxis must be started as soon as possible
after the exposure, but no more than 72 hours.
is a High-risk Sexual Exposure?
Where can I Receive more Guidance on Services
Related to PEP?
Where Can Patients be Referred for Treatment in LA