Post exposure prophylaxis of HIV transmission after occupational injuries in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, 2003 - 2008.

@article{Maaten2010PostEP,
  title={Post exposure prophylaxis of HIV transmission after occupational injuries in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, 2003 - 2008.},
  author={Gerrit C van der Maaten and Mulinda Nyirenda and Micheal J Beadsworth and Alex Chitani and Theresa J. Allain and Joep J G van Oosterhout},
  journal={Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
Health care worker (HCW) in Malawi may acquire HIV infection through occupational injuries, in particular since HIV prevalence among inpatients and incidence of occupational injuries are high. A post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) programme for occupational injuries at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) commenced in 2003. We performed an audit of this programme from 2003 through 2008. 203 Occupational injuries were reported. The majority were needle stick injuries (76.3%). Half of the clients… CONTINUE READING