Postexposure prophylaxis for HIV.

  • Rachel L. Chin
  • Published 2010 in Emergency medicine clinics of North America


Health care workers are at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other infectious pathogens through exposure to blood and body fluids. Antiretroviral medications have been prescribed for postexposure prophylaxis following occupational exposure to the HIV since the early 1990s. This practice has since been extended to nonoccupational situations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2010.01.013