New Federal Guidelines Issued for Occupational Exposures to HIV

August 6, 2013

HIV occupational exposure, <a href=buy federal guidelines” src=”http://haifocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/www.cdc_.gov_hai_pdfs_HIV_HIVPEPinfographicFINAL.pdf-2-300×261.jpg” width=”300″ height=”261″ />New federal guidelines for managing occupational exposures to HIV have been published online today in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  The guidelines recommend the immediate use of an HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimen consisting of three or more antiretroviral drugs following any occupational exposure to HIV.

Previous recommendations involved an assessment of the level of risk associated with individual exposures for deciding on the number of recommended drugs for PEP.  The new recommendations eliminate this previous recommendation.

Click here to view the new recommendations.  An infographic from the CDC is also available.  The infographic provides a “plain language” version of the main points provided by the guidelines.

Photo credit:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Infographic, price Exposed to HIV? The Clock is Ticking.

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