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National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

Reuters Health Information Services

November 19, 1997

San Francisco General Hospital is now offering a free, 24-hour hotline -- The National Clinician's Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPLine) -- to clinicians in need of advice on how to best treat healthcare workers accidentally exposed to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, PEPLine is open seven days a week and offers timely information on prophylaxis for occupational exposure. PEPline, which can be reached by calling 1-888-448-4911, is an outgrowth of the UCSF's Needlestick Hotline and National HIV Telephone Consultation Services.

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