HIV PrEP and PEP Action Kit
The PrEP and PEP Action Kit includes provider and patient resources. The most recent kit was designed to promote PrEP and emergency PEP to prevent HIV among women and was distributed to women’s health care providers citywide. However, many of these materials can be used in a variety of clinical environments for different patient populations. The kit is structured around these core HIV prevention practices:
- Take a thorough sexual history from all patients as part of routine medical care. This includes asking about the HIV status of their sexual partners, as well as experiences of intimate partner violence and transactional sex, which are associated with an increased chance of acquiring of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) among women.
- Screen and treat all sexually active patients for STIs based on sexual history and clinical guidelines. Offer PrEP to HIV-negative cisgender and transgender women, especially if they receive a diagnosis of gonorrhea or early syphilis, as these STIs signal an increased chance of acquiring HIV among women in New York City.
- Talk about PrEP and emergency PEP with HIV-negative patients and with HIV-positive patients who may have HIV-negative partners.
- Prescribe PrEP and PEP according to clinical guidelines, or refer patients to sites that provide PrEP and emergency PEP.
Letter from the Health Commissioner (PDF)
Emergency PEP Guidelines
NYC Provider Resources
New York State Resources
Patient Education Materials
More information on PrEP and Emergency PEP.