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)

Summary

  • Serial testing for HIV antibodies is key element for monitoring following occupational or nonoccupational exposure
  • HIV-1 RNA test should be ordered to rule out occult HIV infection in those with suspected seronegative acute HIV infection or if previous exposures possible
    • Especially important if 2-drug antiretroviral regimen being considered for PEP

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