PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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New Campaign, Toolkit Gets Providers PrEP'd for Women

New York City aims to expand PrEP and PEP access by educating more clinicians that serve women.

By Kenyon Farrow

New York City's Hotline for HIV Exposure a Success, Study Finds

A dial-in hotline program in New York City has helped qualified patients access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) at their local pharmacies, raising the possibility that remote screening methods could be an important way to bolster PEP use.

By Sony Salzman

Why Caring for People With HIV Is Still Great

"I truly believe that HIV care remains an extraordinarily gratifying aspect of ID clinical practice," Paul Sax, M.D., writes. "Which is why it’s critical that ID doctors continue to do it."

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users

Researchers examining issues facing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) users found that 74% of study participants had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Why Experienced HIV/ID Doctors Leave Clinical Practice

After the departure from clinical practice of three colleagues, Paul Sax, M.D., reflects on the state of U.S. health care and its frustrating "medicine-as-a-business" model.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

On-Demand PEP to Prevent HIV Infection

Doctors in Toronto did something novel: They prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in advance so that in case of potential exposure patients can initiate PEP on their own and then subsequently seek medical attention.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Necessary Moment of Self-Care for Black Gay, Trans and Queer People Living and Working on the HIV Front Lines

"Although we may be the only thing that our clients have, we are neither saviors nor superheroes," writes George M. Johnson, who has been doing community work since he was 14.

By George M. Johnson

Ottawa Study Finds Nurse-Led PEP Clinic Works

Researchers in Ottawa conducted a two-year study based in sexual health clinics in the community where nurse-led programs assessed the demand for and use of PEP.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Deployment of PEP in a Montreal Clinic

A review of several thousand PEP users at Montreal's Clinique Médicale l'Actuel found "a regimen that included the fixed-dose combination of tenofovir + FTC (Truvada) was well tolerated and that patients reported that they generally adhered well to P...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

High Rate of Mental Health Issues Found Among Some PEP Users

Boston researchers found mental health issues in more than 50% of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) program participants. By treating mental health conditions, they say, PEP providers are likely to improve patients' ability to take PEP and reduce their...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange