New HIV diagnosis after occupational exposure screening: The importance of reporting needlestick injuries

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Abstract

We describe three new diagnosis of HIV infection as a direct result of testing following occupational exposures (NSIs) in a low-prevalence setting. In each case the finding was unexpected. Our series provides a reminder of the importance of prompt reporting of NSIs by healthcare workers, access to rapid HIV testing and post-exposure prophylaxis with antiretrovirals to prevent transmission
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202 - 204
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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