Twenty children received needle-stick injuries with a risk of exposure to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 during an incident in a primary school playground. All were counseled and offered human immunodeficiency virus postexposure prophylaxis. All 20 children started postexposure prophylaxis, and 19 attended for follow-up testing 3 months later. More than one-half of the children completed the full 4-week course of treatment. None of the 19 children tested seroconverted after the incident.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2006|
- Human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Nonoccupational exposure
- Postexposure prophylaxis