Management of Occupational and Nonoccupational HIV Exposure

  • Author: Christopher B. Hurt, MD (More Info)
  • Editors In Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/1/18 (What's New)


    Overview of Estimated Transmission Risks
    • Likelihood of HIV transmission related to exposure type and quantity of virus in inoculum
      • Potentially infectious materials include blood, bodily fluids, genital secretions, breast milk
      • Urine, feces, saliva, vomitus, nasal secretions, sputum, tears, sweat not considered infectious
    Occupational Exposures
      Nonoccupational Exposures
        Contribution of Viral Load to Transmission Risk

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