Multiple needle-stick injuries with risk of human immunodeficiency virus exposure in a primary school

Helen Thomas, Susan Liebeschuetz, Delane Shingadia, Sarah Addiman, Alex Mellanby

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)933-936
    Number of pages4
    JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    Volume25
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

    Keywords

    • Children
    • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
    • Nonoccupational exposure
    • Postexposure prophylaxis

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