Tracking HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis using Syndromic Surveillance in NYC Emergency Departments

@inproceedings{Ngai2015TrackingHP,
  title={Tracking HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis using Syndromic Surveillance
in NYC Emergency Departments},
  author={Stephanie Ngai and Zoe Rebecca Edelstein and Julie Myers and Don Weiss},
  year={2015}
}
Introduction HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking antiretroviral medication after potential exposure to HIV to reduce the probability of becoming infected. New York State recommends PEP following certain occupational (e.g., needle sticks by healthcare workers) and non-occupational (e.g., sexual and needle-sharing activities) exposures.1 Little information exists on the uptake of PEP for HIV in the United States, particularly with regard to nonoccupational exposures.2 ED data have… CONTINUE READING