3 years ago

Challenges in implementing the 2015 BASHH guidelines for the appropriate use of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations]

Mohammad Fawad Khattak
The use of post exposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following sexual exposure (PEPSE) was retrospectively audited in an inner city genitourinary clinic against the 2015 national guidelines by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). One-hundred out of a total of 101 patients (99%) had a baseline HIV test done. 82.1% (n=83) of patients were given PEPSE prescriptions fitting within recommended indications lower than the 90% target set by BASHH. 84.2% (n=85) of patients had PEPSE administered within 72 hours lower than the 90%. 61.4% (n=62) of patients were known to have completed four weeks of PEPSE lower than the 75% target. 61.4% (n=62) of patients were screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) lower than the 90% target. 59.4% (n=60%) of patients had post-PEPSE HIV bloods slightly lower than the 60% target.

Publisher URL: https://f1000research.com/articles/5-1313/v1

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.8952.1

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