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April 20th, 2013

Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) After Blast Injuries

From a colleague came this query: We are being consulted by surgeons who are finding within blast victims tissues from other humans. We have been offering post-exposure prophylaxis. Have you folks developed any policies re PEP for explosion victims? Welcome your thoughts, P Needless to say, the bombing victims are currently facing far greater challenges […]


March 1st, 2012

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, the World’s Most Outdated HIV Guidelines, and What To Do About Them

Every time I cover HIV prevention in a lecture, it’s always kind of embarrassing to cite the “official” post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) guidelines, which are here (non-occupational) and here (occupational). That’s right, they were last updated in 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina. Yes — more than six years ago. The alternative choices seem particularly curious (read: […]


January 1st, 2010

Top 10 Stories of the Year

No end-of-year wrap-up is complete without a “Top 10″ list, and Journal Watch: AIDS Clinical Care is no exception. This year we did two lists, one chosen by the Editors, the other a numeric tally of what’s read on line by the Readers. The “When to start” issue was the top story from the Editors. […]


June 13th, 2009

Occupational Exposures and HIV Testing

A couple of years ago, an ID-colleague of mine told me about a tough case:  While working in the ICU, an anesthesiologist sustained a pretty severe needle stick.  Approached for HIV testing, the source of the exposure felt threatened by the providers in the ICU, and refused to sign the consent. The patient then deteriorated […]


October 21st, 2008

Back to School, Day 4: PEP and More PEP

After a lecture on HIV for Primary Care Providers in our course last week, the most controversial topic was, not surprisingly, the use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for both occupational and non-occupational exposures.  And today, after an entire lecture on PEP to a group of HIV providers in our AIDS course, again the subject drew […]


October 18th, 2008

Back to School, Day 2

During the course, often the best questions and anecdotes come during the breaks.  Here are a few: Tons of questions about our favorite nemesis, MRSA.  What works for chronic carriers?  How do you manage family members who you suspect would be culture-positive (and the source of recurrences), but are not your patient?  What if the […]


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