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PLoS One. 2014 Aug 20;9(8):e105030. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105030. eCollection 2014.

Non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV: 10-year retrospective analysis in Seattle, Washington.

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1
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.
2
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America; Veterans Affairs Puget Sound, General Medicine Service, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.
3
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America; Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.

Abstract

Despite treatment guidelines in place since 2005, non-occupational post-exposure HIV prophylaxis (nPEP) remains an underutilized prevention strategy. We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients presenting to a publicly-funded HIV clinic in Seattle, Washington for nPEP between 2000 and 2010 (Nā€Š=ā€Š360). nPEP prescriptions were provided for 324 (90%) patients; 83% of prescription decisions were appropriate according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, but only 31% (Nā€Š=ā€Š111/360) of patients were considered "high risk." In order to use limited resources most efficiently, public health agencies should target messaging for this high-cost intervention to individuals with high-risk HIV exposures.

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25140868
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PMC4139302
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10.1371/journal.pone.0105030
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