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MONTUFAR ANDRADE, Franco E. et al. HIV infection after biohazard occupational exposure to HIV in health care . Infect. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.1, pp.24-34. ISSN 0123-9392.

We report a postexposure HIV infection in a woman nursing assistant, resident in rural area. She suffered biohazard exposure after needlestick incident during channeling of peripheral vein. She was attended at their local hospital emergency room. The serostatus on the patient's exposure source (source) was HIV positive and negative for HBV and HCV. The health worker was negative for HIV, HBV and HCV and she did not receive antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis at the initial consultation. Thereafter she was referred to our institution. This is the first report of HIV infection after occupational exposure in Colombia.

Keywords : Biohazard; Occupational accidents; Post-exposure prophylaxis; HIV infections; HIV seroconversión.

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