Published in AIDS Weekly, September 27th, 1999
Forty-two percent of exposed health care workers (HCWs) too soon stop taking PEP medications, the studies show, and many HCWs who failed PEP had poor compliance.
PEP has been recommended by the CDC since June 1996. Current recommendations advise the use of combination highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens after potentially infectious exposures to HIV.
CDC researcher Elise M. Jochimsen analyzed all 18 reported cases of PEP failure in...
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