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

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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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02616.x

Affiliations: Departments of Infectious Diseases

Publication date: February 1, 2012

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