Terese L. Katzenstein, MD, PhD; Ebbe Dickmeiss, MD, DrMedSci; Hassan Aladdin, MSc; Adam Hede, MD; Claus Nielsen, MSc, PhD; Helle Nielsen, BA; Louise B. Jørgensen, MSc, PhD; Jan Gerstoft, MD, DrMedSci
Katzenstein TL, Dickmeiss E, Aladdin H, Hede A, Nielsen C, Nielsen H, et al. Failure To Develop HIV Infection after Receipt of HIV-Contaminated Blood and Postexposure Prophylaxis. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:31-34. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-1-200007040-00005
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(1):31-34.
Use of HIV-antibody screening of blood donated for transfusions has reduced the risk for HIV transmission. However, because of the lag time between acquisition of HIV infection and development of antibodies (the window period), some HIV-infected blood donors escape detection (1, 2). Currently, the window period is estimated to be 3 weeks (3). We report a case in which transfusion of HIV RNA–positive, HIV-seronegative blood did not lead to infection in the recipient, most likely because potent postexposure antiretroviral therapy was initiated promptly and followed thoroughly.
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