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Occupational Hiv Exposure

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I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Information Regarding Antiretroviral Agents Used as HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational HIV Exposures

In 1996, the U.S. Public Health Service first recommended using antiretrovirals as postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 1 Since the updated HIV PEP recommendations in 2005, 2 two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

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... Read more »
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NURSE need help about her occupational exposures to HIV

Thanks you doctor for taking time to read my message , i know thats you are very busy , because , not people from united- states who want your answer but all people around the world.I am a nurse from albania , i work in E .N .T service , during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nurse from Albania,Fresh blood (or saliva-containing fresh blood) from an HIV-positive patient that gets into your eyes and mouth would constitute an occupational exposure to HIV. I cannot really quantitate the risk, as there are many factors... Read more »

occupational exposure to HIV

I was trying to draw ABG from an AIDS patient. On first attempt I could not draw any blood and before I was going to try again with that needle I got stuck superficially. I would like to know how much risk I am for contracting HIV while I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult to give you an accurate assessment of your risk without additional details. In prospective studies of healthcare providers, the average risk of HIV transmission, after a percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood, is estimated... Read more »

occupational exposure to HIV, please please please answer!! 5th try!e

To make a long story short, on Dec 6th 2011 I was drawing blood on an HIV positve person at work, using a butterfly needle size 23 gauge by 3/4 and somehow obtained a needlestick injury. I quickly washed my hands and headed straight for employee...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your are almost certainly NOT HIV infected. First, the risk is very low from a needle stick. Second, a viral load of 139 is very low and transmission is related to the amount of virus in the infecting fluid. Third, all your tests, including the... Read more »

Scared I have HIV, After occupational exposure. Please help!!

First, thank you a million times for all of your hard work and compassion. I am writing to you with great anxiety that has plagued my life for the last 6 months. I am a trauma nurse who had a needle stick exposure from an HIV positive male. I will...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your testing is conclusive, you are HIV negative. As you know, the risk of HIV transmission from a needle stick is low, especially when the source patient has a low viral load. Your tests are clear and I do not see any reason to be concerned about... Read more »
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Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »

occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
I have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive.
Although academically I understand the low risk factor, emotionally the experience has been hard. I am always... Read more »

Exposure to HIV .PLEASE HLEP ME !!!!!

Posted by teoqn2
Dear doctors,please help me ,few days a go ,i went to a HIV Testing Centre to test for HIV, the result is negative but before i was taken blood , there are two spouses were HIV ,also come to this centre to check their CD4 tests,they put their ... Read more »

Exposure -PEP?

Posted by Crombie34, 1 Reply
Was exposed today - bottomed for a guy who turns out is HIV positive/undetectable. He came inside me. Should I see my doctor for PEP? Read more »