Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About HIV Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis?

Jason F. Okulicz, MD


July 15, 2019

PEP should be initiated within 72 hours after a potential HIV exposure and continued for a duration of 28 days. Ideally, PEP should be initiated within hours of an exposure. In cases involving a high risk for transmission, PEP may be considered after a longer delay of therapy initiation (eg, 1 week). For prolonged delays in initiating PEP, the risks of ART most likely outweigh its benefits, although the exact period in which this is determined has not been defined.

For more on occupational and non-occupational HIV PEP, read here and here.


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