Belgian guidelines for non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis 2017

Agnes Libois, Eric Florence, Inge Derdelinckx, Jean Cyr Yombi, Sophie Henrard, Francoise Uurlings, Stefaan Vandecasteele, Sabine D. Allard, Remy Demeester, Filip Van Wanzeele, Nathalie Ausselet, Stephane De Wit

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Abstract

We present the updated Belgian guidelines for the use of non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (NONOPEP). This document is inspired by UK guidelines 2015, adapted to the Belgian situation and approved by all AIDS reference centers in Belgium. When recommended, NONOPEP should be initiated as soon as possible, preferably within 24h of exposure but can be offered up to 72h. The duration of NONOPEP should be 28days. These current guidelines include epidemiologic estimations, which can be used to calculate the risk of infection after a potential exposure and help to decide whether or not to start prophylaxis. We review which medications to use in the context of the last Belgian NONOPEP convention, provide a checklist for initial assessment, and make recommendations for monitoring individuals receiving NONOPEP.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Volume73
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
ISSN1784-3286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • HIV
  • post-exposure prophylaxis
  • HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS
  • HEALTH-CARE WORKERS
  • HOMOSEXUAL-MEN
  • HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION
  • INFECTION
  • RISK
  • EXPOSURE
  • SEROCONVERSION
  • PROBABILITY
  • PARTNERS

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