HIV post exposure prophylaxis
: guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officer's expert advisory group on AIDS.
They can be utilized for sensitization of community emphasizing early initiation of post exposure prophylaxis
This study aims to examine the current knowledge, attitude, and practices of HCWs regarding the use of protective strategies against exposure to blood-borne pathogens (standard isolation precautions, double gloving, and post exposure prophylaxis
Post exposure prophylaxis
(PEP) is a course of antiretroviral drugs given after exposure to infection.
The interview schedule contains variables like content items on assessing the knowledge on transmission of HIV, practice of standard precaution and knowledge about post exposure prophylaxis
Standard precautions and post exposure prophylaxis
for preventing infections.
34 residents were started on post exposure prophylaxis
(PEP) among which in 30 residents it was started within 6 hours of a needle stick injury.
INTRODUCTION: Post exposure prophylaxis
(PEP) is a medical response to prevent transmission of pathogens (secondary HIV prevention) after potential occupational exposure and refers to comprehensive management instituted to minimize the risk of infection following potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens like HIV, HBV, and HCV etc.
In 64(85.3%) of the 75 case records, the history of post exposure prophylaxis
had been entered.
13.2% HCWs asserted to have a high risk of catching blood born viruses (BBV) (such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B) while caring for patients Only 64% HCWs considered post exposure prophylaxis
effective while as many as 16% feel it be ineffective.
The Anti-Rabies Clinic at the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences (ARC-MIMS) has been providing post exposure prophylaxis
against rabies since 2007.