[PDF] UK guideline for the use of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Exposure, 2015

Source:
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV - BASHH
Publisher:
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
Publication date:
16 April 2016

Abstract

We present the updated British Association for Sexual Health and HIV guidelines for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE). This document includes a review of the current data to support the use of PEPSE, considers how to calculate the risks of infection after a potential exposure, and provides recommendations on when PEPSE should and should not be considered. We also review which medications to use for PEPSE, provide a checklist for initial assessment, and make recommendations for monitoring individuals receiving PEPSE. Special scenarios, cost-effectiveness of PEPSE, and issues relating to service provision are also discussed. Throughout the document, the place of PEPSE within the broader context of other HIV prevention strategies is considered.