Title

Acceptance of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis According to Occupation in the Hospital Setting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases

Abstract

Exposure to HIV in the hospital setting is a major concern for health care workers (HCWs). As of June, 2001, 57 HCWs in the United States have acquired HIV through occupational exposure with greater than 100 suspected infections [1,2,3]. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is recommended after occupational exposure to HIV and routine protocols are established in most hospitals [ 4,5]. We retrospectively investigated both acceptance and compliance of PEP among all hospital employees exposed to blood and body fluids in a U.S. community teaching hospital (the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia) over a two-year period.