Table 4

Practice of PEP for HIV among HCW in Gondar University Hospital, 2012
Questions Responses Frequency
Ever been exposed to HIV risky conditions Yes 66 (33.8)
No 119 (61)
I do not remember 10 (5.2)
took PEP after exposure Yes 49 (74.2)
No 17 (25.7)
The reason respondent to took the PEP Exposure to blood from known HIV positive patients. 28 (57.1)
Exposure to blood from patient whose HIV status is unknown 12 (24.5)
Injury from any sharp objects 6 (12.2)
Contact with patient body fluids 3 (6.1)
The time to start taking the PEP With in 1 hour 23 (46.9)
After 2–6 hrs of exposure 15 (30.6)
After 6–10 hrs of exposure 10 (20.4)
After 72 hrs 1 (2)
A period of time that a respondent take PEP 3 days 3 (6.1)
15 days 7 (14.3)
28 days 39 (79.5)
completed the prescribed drug of PEP Yes 39 (79.6)
No 10 (20.4)
reason for discontinuation of the drug Fear of adverse effects 3 (30)
Assuming that it was enough 2 ( 20)
Assuming that the drug was not effective 5 (50)

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