Clinicians can consult experts locally or can call the National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline
) at 888-448-4911.
received approximately 10,000 calls in 2012 from clinicians about potential occupational exposures to HIV, said Dr.
provides around-the-clock expert guidance in managing health care worker exposures to HIV and Hepatitis B and C.
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.ucsf.edu/hivcntr/Hotlines/PEPline or 888-448-4911) or the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (aidsinfo.nih.gov)--especially with questions about potential drug resistance or if the exposed person is pregnant.
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.
For that reason, expert resources like the HIV PEPline
(1-888-448-4911) will be increasingly important.
The National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline
) has received more than 45,000 calls to its toll-free number (888-448-4911) since its inception in 1997.
(National Clinicians" Postexposure Prophylaxis Hotline): 888-448-4911 Advice offered 24/7 for health care workers exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.