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Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of HIV is only way to reduce the risk of HIV after potential exposure. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding PEP of HIV among medical fraternity in KMCH.


To assess the awareness on HIV-PEP

-To study the attitude and practice of health care providers on H.I.V- PEP


A prospective, semi-structured questionnaire based study of 14 questions was conducted. Knowledge was assessed by taking mean correct answers of 5 knowledge based questions and categorised as good (4≥correct answers),moderate(2-4 correct answers) and poor (<2 correct answers)Participants PGs, faculty and interns. Data collected was analysed statistically


A total of 280 members participated in the study, 99% heard about HIV-PEP. Mean knowledge score of house surgeons, post graduates and medical faculty was found as 4, 4. 2 and 4.7(for a total of 5)Whereas mean attitude score was 4.7,4.5and 4.7( for a total of 5)and mean practice score was found as 2, 3 and 3.7( for a total of 4) respectively respectively.98% believed that health care providers were at risk of exposure to HIV. 


The knowledge & attitude of H.S, P.G & faculty is good. Practice of P.G & faculty is also good, house surgeons found to be moderate, emphasising the need to conduct awareness programs especially to house surgeons in all aspects of PEP, without restricting to drug therapy.


Awareness Post-exposure prophylaxis HIV Health Care Providers

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Aravind Garapati, Bheemesh Naidu Mattam, & LN Prathyusha Devarasetty. (2021). To study the knowledge, attitude and practice of health care providers on H.I.V post-exposure prophylaxis in a teritiary care hospital, Guntur. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 7(2), 145-150. Retrieved from


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