HIV postexposure prophylaxis practices by US ED practitioners.

  title={HIV postexposure prophylaxis practices by US ED practitioners.},
  author={Roland C Merchant and Reza Keshavarz},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 4},
To determine how often US ED practitioners have prescribed HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (HIV PEP) and to discern how willing they are to offer it to patients, the authors surveyed 600 ED practitioners attending a national conference. According to their self-report, 11% had taken HIV PEP themselves. Sixty-eight percent had prescribed HIV PEP at some time. Of these, 92% had treated needlestick-injured health care workers, 48% sexual assault survivors, and 49% nonhealth care needlestick-injured… CONTINUE READING