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OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HIV AND POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP) DELIVERED IN A HOSPITAL PHARMACY

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: OWUSU, Helena (Korle bu Teaching Hospital, Pharmacy, Ghana)
  • Co-author(s): Helena Owusu: Pharmacy, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana;Pharmacy, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    Priscilla Ekpale: Pharmacy, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    Obedia Seaneke: Pharmacy, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    Josephine Osarfo: Pharmacy, Asamankese Government Hospital, Asamankese, Ghana
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Healthcare workers around the globe are at an increased risk of exposure to HIV. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of short-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) to reduce the risk of HIV infection following exposure.

    Methods

    All needle sticks and sharp injuries (NSSI) at the Child Health Department of KBTH report at the Pharmacy for

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Last update 13 May 2019

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