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HIV: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Personnel

Course Number: 97

Management of HCP Potentially Exposed to HIV

Oral healthcare facilities should have the organizational infrastructure that promotes a seamless response following occupational exposure, i.e., clear written procedures for prompt reporting, evaluation, and follow-up.19,28 Access to clinicians familiar with post-exposure evaluation and treatment protocols should be made available during all working hours (including nights and weekends) and oral HCP should be familiar with the principles of post-exposure management.30