Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)


Consultation on HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

The instructions below are for UCLA DGSOM trainees, staff, and faculty who may require consultation on HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) during international travel. 

This downloadable PEP protocol includes guidance for how support is provided in the event of an exposure, including additional instructions to contact Dr. Paul Janoian, the Global Health Program's Travel and Tropical Medicine Specialist. Dr. Janoian can be reached at In case of an HIV exposure, following up with UCLA's Occupational Health upon return is required.  


Medical students traveling as part of GSTTP and the Primary Partner Elective Program:

Please note that the Global Health Program follows a specific protocol for obtaining PEP for DGSOM students traveling as part of our GSTTP and formalized primary partner electives, which we describe in detail during the required pre-departure orientation programs. For students traveling with or without UCLA ASHE insurance, we can reimburse PEP medication co-pays, with pre-approval, up to $50 per prescription. Before purchasing PEP, we strongly recommend talking with Dr. Traci Wells ( to ensure the appropriate protocol is being followed and the copays can be reimbursed. 


For all other medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff:

The decision to travel with PEP should be determined in consultation with your Travel Medicine Physician. If additional guidance is needed, please contact Dr. Janoian.

For more on PEP visit CDC PEP 101, where you can find basic information and guidance on PEP for individuals who may have experienced occupational or non-occupational exposure.