PEP and Oral Exposure To Blood
Aug 11, 2004
Would you recommend PEP for an individual who provided unprotected resuscitation to an HIV-positive person with significant blood in the mouth?
Response from Dr. Conway
This is a difficult question. I would be inclined to do so if there was a significant amount of blood invovlved (from the HIV-positive person, I mean), if the individual who did the ressuscitation had an obvious open lesion in the mouth and if the PEP were initiated in the few hours that followed the incident. Otherwise, I would be less enthusiastic about it, but this is the type of thing where I would want to discuss things in detail with the people involved.
I hope this is helpful to you.
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