You know how chief complaints present to the ED in multiples? In one week, I had several cases where patients were asking for post-exposure prophylaxis treatment NOT in the content of a sexual assault. I haven’t had to manage such cases in a long time and so needed to look up the recent guidelines from the CDC.1
The trick is not to forget about all the co-existing problems and infections beyond just HIV. Specifically, don’t forget about gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas.
PV Card: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Non-Occupational Contact
Adapted from 2
Go to the ALiEM Cards site for more resources.