Evaluation of non-sexual, non-needlestick, non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis cases

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Potential exposures to HIV outside of the workplace are a common reason for individuals to seek medical care for non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP). Published guidelines from public health agencies recommend standardized diagnostic testing, follow-up, and initiating a 4-week course of antiretroviral (ARV) medications for higher risk HIV exposures if patients present within 72 h [1–4]. The vast majority of exposures are sexual, followed by needle exposures [5]. Here, we evaluate the clinical presentation, management decisions, and outcomes of non-sexual, non-needlestick exposures from a large nPEP cohort.

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