HIV occupational exposure: USPHS updates guidelines
from Medscape Medical News
After any occupational exposure to HIV, healthcare personnel should immediately receive a postexposure prophylaxis regimen containing at least 3 antiretroviral drugs, according to updated guidelines published in the September issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The current recommendations from the United States Public Health Service update the 2005 guidelines for management of HCP with occupational HIV exposure and use of PEP.
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