Table 1

Indicators of adherence to WA nPEP guidelines - time of commencement, nPEP eligibility and HIV testing
Reporting period one Reporting period two Reporting period three χ2test for trend
May 2002 to Apr 2005 n (%) May 2005 to Apr 2008 n (%) May 2008 to Dec 2010 n (%) (p-value)
Total number of nPEP recipients 103 130 160
nPEP treatment commenced within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV 82 (79.6) 111 (85.4) 136 (85.0) NS
Eligible for nPEP based on WA nPEP Guidelines 63 (61.2) 115 (88.5) 144 (90.0) p < .001
Risk exposure to HIV
 High risk male sexual contact with HIV positive male 7 (6.8) 17 (13.1) 31 (19.4) p = .004
 High risk male sexual contact with male of unknown HIV status 23 (22.3) 64 (49.2) 68 (42.5) p = .004
 High risk heterosexual contact with HIV positive person 8 (7.8) 14 (10.8) 13 (8.1) NS
 High risk heterosexual contact with person from HIV risk population (e.g. person from high HIV prevalence country) 21 (20.4) 18 (13.8) 28 (17.5) NS
 Other high risk exposure 4 (3.9) 2 (1.5) 4 (2.5) NS
Completed nPEP treatment as prescribed 48 (46.6) 70 (53.8) 107 (66.9) p = .003
HIV Test
 At initial visit 94 (91.3) 126 (96.9) 148 (92.5) NS
 4 to 6 weeks after initial visit 48 (46.6) 71 (54.6) 94 (58.8) NS
 3 to 4 months after initial visit 40 (38.8) 49 (37.7) 83 (51.9) p = .023
 6 to 7 months after initial visit 20 (19.4) 34 (26.2) 44 (27.5) NS

NS = Not significant.

Minas et al.

Minas et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:906   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-906

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