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The HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (HIV PEP) program enhances sexual assault care in Ontario by providing HIV counselling and HIV risk assessment to all sexual assault victims/survivors presenting to Ontario Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres (SA/DVTC), and offering free anti-HIV medications to those at-risk of contracting HIV from the assault.

These modules have been developed to educate front line health care providers delivering HIV PEP in Ontario. Hospital clinical teams, administrators and management may also find these modules useful in providing an overview of the HIV PEP program. You will learn about all aspects of the HIV PEP program – each module is dedicated to a specific topic or area of interest.

The training will take approximately 3 hours to complete and will consist of a pre-test, post-test, and knowledge checkpoints throughout.

By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the prevalence of HIV in Ontario and Canada
  • Identify factors that increase the client’s risk for HIV exposure from an assault 
  • Explain potential adverse effects of HIV PEP and how to manage them
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach, assess, and treat the client through effective communication
  • Adjust and integrate care based on client presentation
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and judgment to answer any concerns the client may have with respect to HIV PEP
  • Identify when referral to a physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP), or HIV specialist is required.