Post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection is hard to supply for expatriate staff

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1084a (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1084
  1. AW Logie, Retired consultant physician.
  1. Bowden, Melrose TD6 0ST

    EDITOR —Gilks and Wilkinson raise important issues on nosocomial HIV infection.1 Healthcare workers planning to work overseas must be fully briefed about the risks of HIV infection and what to do. At the time of my own needlestick injury in 19932 I was reassured by the quoted risk of seroconversion of 0.3%. I did not know that my coeliac disease, along with other …

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