CDC closes books on PEP registry

The HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) registry has stopped enrolling new health care workers as of Dec. 31, 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced.

The original goals and objectives of the program have been met, and the registry appeared redundant of other ongoing surveillance programs, the CDC noted. Follow-up of enrolled health care workers will be completed. The registry was established in October 1996 as a prospective surveillance project to monitor adverse events associated with PEP after occupational HIV exposures.