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After inquiry into Kansas City Public Health Department, local start-Up offers 24/7 anonymous HIV testing
Date:12/2/2013

Prophylaxis (PEP) in a speedy and legal manner.”

According to a Fox 4 news report which aired in April of 2013, Kansas City Health reporter, Meryl Lin McKean, noted that: “Most people know about the morning-after pill that you can take after sex to lower your chances of pregnancy. But most don’t know you can take drugs after exposure to HIV to reduce the chances of getting the AIDS virus”

Even though the CDC has called for PEP since 2005, the newest guidelines suggest that treatment be administered within two hours, according to the John’s Hopkins School of Medicine.

“People who have been calling PEP an ‘HIV morning after pill’ have got it all wrong,” says Rice. “It's really an ‘hour-after’ pill".

PEP Angels hopes to release the findings from its inquiry into HIV prevention best practices (and how they are tied to federal funding), in the first quarter of 2014. The group is suggesting that anyone who was given a free HIV exam and a risk reduction interview by a Ryan White funded organization including: Kansas City Care Clinic, Good Samaritan Project, or the Kansas City Public Health Department, (after 2005 - and who subsequently contracted HIV), contact an attorney immediately.

"I can’t get one HIV prevention manager to tell me why they are passing along some CDC standards (in risk reduction interviews) and not others,” says Rice. “It’s especially concer
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