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For the HIV-negative but at-risk individuals we see, I can cite some data from studies of people who requested HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) at our community-based program.
The boy was administered postexposure prophylaxis and, after an initial period of illness, recovered uneventfully.
While not conclusive, those findings suggested that there may be a benefit to both monitoring and postexposure prophylaxis in vaccinated HCP, Dr.
Balancing efficacy, toxicity, and resistance in postexposure prophylaxis for occupational exposure to HIV.
Antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual, injection-drug use, or other nonoccupational exposure to HIV in the United States: Recommendations from the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.
Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis," MMWR, June 29, 2001, Vol.
Postexposure prophylaxis following unprotected sexual intercourse is also coming into use.
Postexposure prophylaxis regimen, the treatment program following rabies exposure in the United States, "consists of a regimen of one dose of immune globulin and five doses of rabies vaccine over a 28-day period.
Emergency contraception can help prevent unwanted pregnancy, and postexposure prophylaxis may help prevent HIV infection.
20) Postexposure prophylaxis with these drugs provides inconsistent protection to family contacts, however, in part depending on whether the ill index child is treated.
After inhalational exposure to 11 times the lethal dose of anthrax spores, the mortality rate was significantly lower (1/9) in monkeys that received ciprofloxacin as postexposure prophylaxis within 24 hours than in monkeys that received placebo.
Al: Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) refers to using certain drugs called antiretrovirals, or a combination of these drugs, in an attempt to reduce the risk of HIV infection for health care workers following an exposure to the blood or body fluids of a patient with HIV.