Postexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus: Frequency of initiation and completion of newly recommended regimen Journal Article


Authors: Sepkowitz, K. A.; Rivera, P.; Louther, J.; Lim, S.; Pryor, B.
Article Title: Postexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus: Frequency of initiation and completion of newly recommended regimen
Abstract: Recent evidence demonstrating the efficacy of zidovudine, as well as experience with protease inhibitors, led to revision of recommendations for occupational exposures to human immunodeficiency virus-infected blood. At our hospital, this resulted in significant increases in rates of reported exposures and prophylaxis initiation. Among 10 healthcare workers given three-drug, protease-inhibitor-containing regimens, five completed 4 weeks, two completed 4 weeks of two drugs, and three stopped due to intolerance. Three workers missed work due to side effects.
Keywords: united states; human immunodeficiency virus infection; new york city; anti-hiv agents; cross infection; hiv infections; anti human immunodeficiency virus agent; needlestick injury; needlestick injuries; humans; human; article
Journal Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume: 19
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0899-823X
Publisher: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  
Date Published: 1998-07-01
Start Page: 506
End Page: 508
Language: English
PUBMED: 9702574
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.2307/30141400
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 12 December 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Kent A Sepkowitz
    247 Sepkowitz
  2. Suzanne Lee Lim
    3 Lim