Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Updated Guidelines for Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR 2005;54(No. RR-9).

This report updates U.S. Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) with occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This report emphasizes adherence to postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens when indicated, expert consultation in managing exposures, follow-up to improve HCP adherence to PEP, and monitoring for adverse events, including seroconversion. Clinicians should consider occupational exposures as urgent medical concerns.

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