PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis)

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is treatment with anti-retroviral medication that can prevent an HIV infection from taking hold. It must be initiated within 72 hours of exposure—the sooner, the better.

The need to initiate PEP is considered a medical emergency. Please contact Medical Services at 212-854-7426, available 24/7.

Columbia Health offers clinical care and information for HIV-positive students to manage infection effectively. Learn more about HIV testing and treatment, including confidential support from a staff or peer advocate.