Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce the possibility of infection with the virus after a known high-risk exposure has occurred.

Administered by the HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP), the Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) service is designed to cover the cost of HIV prophylaxis for individuals who:

  • Are HIV-negative
  • May have been exposed to HIV through a non-work-related exposure
  • Have no health insurance

The goal of nPEP is to prevent HIV transmission. Because of the nature of PEP treatment, individuals need to receive medications within a very narrow time period after their possible exposure. The nPEP program was adapted to respond to the unique challenges of providing immediate access to this important treatment intervention.

nPEP treatment is made available to individuals through healthcare sites throughout Massachusetts that are enrolled in the program. Click here to see a list of the nPEP enrolled sites throughout Massachusetts.

Click here to download a PDF of the nPEP reimbursement form.

For more information on the HIV nPEP program, please contact Kevin Herwig, Coordinator of nPEP and PrEP Programs, at 617.502.1737 or, or call CRI at 617.502.1700.