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CDC Issues Guidelines for Prophylaxis Following Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV

KEY POINT

CDC now recommends a 28-day course of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for persons seeking care within 72 hours after nonoccupational exposure to blood, genital secretions, or other potentially infectious body fluids of a person known to be HIV infected, when that exposure represents a substantial risk for transmission.

SOURCES

Antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual, injection-drug use, or other nonoccupational exposure to HIV in the United States. MMWR. 2005(Jan 21);54(RR-2).