Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

@article{Kuhar2013UpdatedUP,
  title={Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis},
  author={David T. Kuhar and David K. Henderson and Kimberly A. Struble and Walid Heneine and Vasavi Thomas and Laura W Cheever and Ahmed E Gomaa and Adelisa L. Panlilio},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={875 - 892}
}
This report updates US Public Health Service recommendations for the management of healthcare personnel (HCP) who experience occupational exposure to blood and/or other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV. [] Key Method The following is a summary of recommendations: (1) PEP is recommended when occupational exposures to HIV occur; (2) the HIV status of the exposure source patient should be determined, if possible, to guide need for HIV PEP; (3) PEP medication regimens should be…
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