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November 3, 1999

Postexposure Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure to HIV

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(17):1623-1624. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-17-jbk1103

To the Editor: Dr Henderson's review of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) for occupational exposures to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)1 is an excellent summary of the scientific basis for providing PEP for HIV. These studies form the basis for the US Public Health Service Guidelines2 for PEP and contribute to a safer workplace for health care workers.

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