PrEP & PEP
Information for Providers
Prescribing PrEP to your patients is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4…
- Perform an HIV risk assessment.
- Order all laboratory tests required (HIV, STDs, and kidney test).
- Provide prescription for Truvada and PrEP education/counseling to patient.
- Schedule follow-up appointments and follow PrEP Guidelines.
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are effective biomedical interventions that are critical to ending the AIDS epidemic. PrEP is a pill taken daily to prevent HIV infection and has been shown to decrease a patient's risk of HIV acquisition by up to 92%. PEP is a combination of pills taken daily for 28 days to prevent HIV infection after a high-risk exposure to HIV.
We recommend these four core HIV prevention practices:
- Take a thorough sexual history from all patients as part of routine medical care.
- Screen and treat sexually active patients for STIs based on sexual history and clinical guidelines. Empiric treatment is often indicated.
- Talk about PrEP and PEP with HIV-negative patients at ongoing risk of exposure and HIV-positive patients who may have HIV-negative partners.
- Prescribe PrEP and PEP according to clinical guidelines. For patients who are uninsured or need assistance, please contact our PrEP Navigator at 925-313-6771.
- CDC Clinical Guidelines for PrEP
- Clinicians' Supplement
- CCC PrEP Guidelines
- PrEP FAQs
- PEP FAQs
- CA STD Screening Recommendations
- STD Treatment Guidelines