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.