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Seroconversion following nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis against HIV.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
1537-6591
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
10
Pages
1507–1513
Identifiers
PMID: 16231265
Source
Medline

Abstract

As for occupational exposure, PEP is not completely effective in preventing HIV infection following nonoccupational exposure. Therefore, primary prevention remains essential. In contrast to the occupational setting, the potential source of exposure is rarely available for testing in the nonoccupational setting, and exposures are often not isolated. Thus, it is often impossible to determine whether seroconversion resulted from failure of PEP or from other exposures, posing difficulties for future comparative studies seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of PEP.

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