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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Notice to Readers: Opening of Nonoccupational HIV Postexposure

June 18, 1999
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (06/18/99) Vol. 48, No.

The National Nonoccupational HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Registry opened for enrollment on June 7th. The purpose of the registry is to monitor episodes of potential HIV exposure due to sexual contact, intravenous drug use, and other non-occupational events. Those who enroll are not required to have received antiretroviral PEP. Those enrolled provide information regarding the type of exposure, decision to use or not use PEP, drugs taken, risk reduction referrals, and results of HIV tests; however, no identifying information, such as names, will be used. The information taken is reported nationally and used with information from other countries to monitor the use of PEP for nonoccupational HIV exposures and the clinical outcomes of PEP.