Information for Prescribers
Both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP) can be prescribed and managed by any licensed prescriber in the state of Iowa.
These medications can be easily managed by a general practitioner or primary care provider and included in a patient's primary medical care.
The tools and resources below are specifically designed to support prescribers.
PrEP Information for Prescribers
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Prescriber's Guide
Trifold brochure developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health providing a detailed overview of updated PrEP clinical practice guidelines, PrEP therapy options, and medication management considerations.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Prescriber's One Pager
Printable one-page overview of PrEP therapy options and medication management considerations developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Prescriber's Reference
Printable one-page quick reference sheet reviewing PrEP medication options and management considerations developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Public Health Service released updated clinical practice guidelines in 2021 to assist prescribers in initiating and managing PrEP medications.
National Clinician Consultation Center
The National Clinician Consultation Center provides clinically supported advice on PrEP for healthcare providers including up-to-date clinical consultation for PrEP decision-making, from determining when PrEP is an appropriate part of a prevention program to understanding laboratory protocols and follow-up tests.
PEP Information for Prescribers
nPEP Provider Frequently Asked Questions
Developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, this printable one-page reference sheet addresses frequently asked questions related to non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for prescribers.
nPEP Clinical Practice Guidelines
Developed by the AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC), this toolkit provides information and resources for utilization and management of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines in 2016 to assist prescribers in the use of antiretrovirals for post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual, injection drug use, or other nonoccupational exposure to HIV.
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