Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (NPEP)

In British Columbia, publicly funded antiretroviral drugs are available after exposure to HIV in occupational settings and for sexual assault cases, administered through the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) program.

nPEP is available at the following sites:

1. HIM on the Drive
2. Bute Street Clinic
3. St. Paul's Hospital: Emergency Clinic & Immunodeficiency Clinic
4. Spectrum Health Care
5. Health Initiative for Men (HIM) Sexual Health Centre
6. Downtown Community Health Centre (DCHC)

Interior Health

An expansion of this pilot project may start in the Interior Health region in late 2014. For more information about the Interior Health pilot sites, contact the Health Outreach Team at 1.866.778.7736.

Other Areas of BC

Providers outside of Vancouver or Interior Health Authority who wish to refer their patients for this pilot should call the REACH line HIV Specialists at the BC-CfE (call 1.800.665.7677) to determine eligibility and have initial medication released from a local hospital pharmacy that stocks medication starter kit.

For additional information:

Read the NPEP letter to Vancouver Family Physicians PDF

Print the patient referral postcard (male) PDF

Print the patient referral postcard (female) PDF

NPEP Sites

Visit the BC-CfE NPEP website

More »