n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Guideline on the management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis : 2015 Update : guidelines
|Article Title||Guideline on the management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis : 2015 Update : guidelines|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 University of Cape Town, 4 University of Witwatersrand, 5 University of Witwatersrand, 6 City Health, 7 Helen Joseph Hospital, 8 Anova Health Institute and 9 Gauteng Department of Health|
|Publication Date||Apr 2015|
|Pages||1 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||[A1,3,11]Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute|
This guideline is an update of the post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) guideline published by the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society in 2008. It updates the recommendations on the use of antiretroviral medications to prevent individuals who have been exposed to a potential HIV source, via either occupational or non-occupational exposure, from becoming infected with HIV. No distinction is made between occupational or non-occupational exposure, and the guideline promotes the provision of PEP with three antiretroviral drugs if the exposure confers a significant transmission risk. The present guideline aligns with the principles of the World Health Organization PEP guidelines (2014), promoting simplification and adherence support to individuals receiving PEP.
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