MCQ Medicine 10

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Your office nurse reports an accidental needlestick with a used venipuncture needle. She had drawn blood from a 18-year-old white male, who is a new patient undergoing evaluation for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He has no evidence of other health problems and no risk factors for HIV. Both the nurse and the patient are found to be HIV negative.

Which one of the following would be the most appropriate advice?

A) No further testing for HIV is necessary.
B) She should have repeat HIV testing at 6, 12, 24, and 52 weeks after the exposure.
C) She should begin treatment with prophylactic antiretroviral therapy within the next 48 hours.
D) She should refrain from patient contact, unless she wears gloves, until another negative test 12 weeks after the exposure.
E) She should refrain from unprotected sexual contact with her husband until another negative test 6 weeks after the exposure.


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