nPEP can Prevent HIV

When a broken heart is the least of your worries, close calls require nPEP.

In close call situations where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, nPEP can significantly reduce exposure to HIV. Like PrEP, most insurances cover nPEP and there are other assistance programs available.

A short-term treatment, started as soon as possible after high-risk exposure to an infectious agent, such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV), non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) is administered to significantly reduce the risk of infection.

Contact us now to speak with a METRO nPEP Navigator or to make an appointment at our St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater or New Port Richey locations to act quickly with nPEP.

About METRO’s nPEP Program

Post-exposure Prophylaxis, Non-occupational (nPEP) is a HIV prevention strategy recommended by the CDC to prevent HIV infection when administered within 72 hours of a high risk exposure. METRO’s nPEP program includes:

  • Evaluation and rapid treatment by our physician for HIV-negative clients with a high-risk HIV exposure in the past 72 hrs
  • Appointments usually available the same or next day at either our St. Petersburg or Tampa locations. Starting nPEP medications as soon as possible after exposure is crucial
  • Testing at baseline, 1 month, and later if indicated
  • STD screening at each visit as needed
  • Prescription for nPEP medications
  • On-site lab draws
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