National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline

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National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline

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PEPline

A public health resource that offers “up-to-the minute advice on managing occupational exposures (i.e., needle sticks, splashes) to HIV, hepatitis, and other blood-borne pathogens.” Telephone: 1-888-448-4911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Website: www.nccc.ucsf.edu/about_nccc/pepline/
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He is director of the university's National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center, which includes the PEPline.
The PEPline received approximately 10,000 calls in 2012 from clinicians about potential occupational exposures to HIV, said Dr.
The PEPline provides around-the-clock expert guidance in managing health care worker exposures to HIV and Hepatitis B and C.
A PEPline consultant may suggest that a health care worker visit a hospital emergency room if they are concerned about HIV.
Because of the complexity of potential PEP regimens and the risk for drug toxicity, you may want to take advantage of several national sources of consultation, such as the PEPline (www.
In addition, the center offers advice on occupational exposure to HIV via the PEPline, a clinicians' postexposure prophylaxis hotline, at 888-448-4911.
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center (NCCC) offers free and confidential services to providers through the Warmline, PEPline and Perinatal Hotline.
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For that reason, expert resources like the HIV PEPline (1-888-448-4911) will be increasingly important.
In a review of 244 calls made between April 1, 2002, and March 31, 2003, in which the viral load and the CD4 count of the HIV-positive source patient were known, clinicians already had started a postexposure prophylactic antiretroviral regimen in 121 cases, 3 of which were deemed nonexposures by PEPline staff.
PEPline (National Clinicians" Postexposure Prophylaxis Hotline): 888-448-4911 Advice offered 24/7 for health care workers exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.