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)


  • When deciding which occupational exposures warrant consideration for PEP, strong consideration should be given to percutaneous exposure events from a source who is HIV infected or of unknown status and exposures involving blood, bodily fluids, or genital secretions
  • Key concepts of USPHS management guidelines for occupational PEP (Management Guidelines):[USPHS 2013]
    • Administration of PEP to exposed healthcare worker should not be delayed to ascertain HIV status of source patient, if unknown

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