Six months' follow up after occupational exposure to HIV is usually long enough

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1982a (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1982
  1. J S Metters, Chairman, Expert Advisory Group on AIDS
  1. Department of Health, London SW1A 2NS

    EDITOR—The chief medical officers' Expert Advisory Group on AIDS has recommended that at least six months should elapse after the cessation of post-exposure prophylaxis before a negative result of an HIV antibody test is used to reassure the exposed worker that infection has not occurred.1 Willcox has expressed the view that the follow up period …

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