April 14, 2000
Health care providers are being requested to report all circumstances where PEP is considered, whether it is actually used or not. All reporting is anonymous, and no names or other patient identifying information is being kept. Reporting is not mandatory, but will greatly assist the CDC in evaluating the use of PEP.
The newly established registry will help the CDC collect information on the use of PEP for non-occupational HIV exposures and will gather important utilization, safety, and outcome information about the use of antiretroviral agents (HIV medications) in non-HIV infected people who receive PEP due to a suspected HIV exposure. For information regarding the National Registry for Non-Occupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, you may call the registry staff on their toll free number: 1-877-448-1737. You may also visit their Internet website at: http://www.hivpepregistry.org.