Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposures to HIV

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Last updated April 22, 2015
Case Authors: 
Christopher Behrens, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health, Family Medicine, and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine 
David H. Spach, MD's picture
David H. Spach, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Clinical Director
Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center
University of Washington School of Medicine 
Learning Objectives: 
  1. List the initial steps a health-care worker should take after having a needlestick injury.
  2. Summarize recommended antiretroviral medications and duration of therapy for postexposure prophylaxis.

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