NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (nPEP)

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce the possibility of infection with the virus after a known high-risk exposure has occurred.

The Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) program is designed to provide immediate access to treatment and cover the cost of HIV prophylaxis for individuals who:
•    Are HIV-negative
•    May have been exposed to HIV through a non-work-related exposure
•    Have no health insurance or are underinsured

The goal of nPEP is to prevent HIV transmission. Because of the nature of PEP treatment, individuals need to take medication within a very narrow timeframe after their possible exposure. 

nPEP treatment is made available to individuals through enrolled healthcare sites throughout Massachusetts that are enrolled in the program.
•    Click here for a list of the nPEP enrolled sites in Massachusetts
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For more information on the HIV nPEP program, please contact Kevin Herwig, Coordinator of PrEP + PEP Programs, at 617.502.1700 or kherwig@crine.org