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"Included in Cochrane-style systematic evidence review
Supported by Existing Guidelines:
ILO/WHO PEP guidelines, 2008:
- Workers should be able to access at least the first doses of PEP within 4 hours of the exposure (and no later than 72 hours), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- In settings with very low HIV prevalence, where health care workers and occasionally workers in other occupations (including, but not limited to, law enforcement personnel, emergency and rescue workers, fire fighters, prison guards, social service staff who work with injection drug users, waste-disposal personnel and sex workers) may be more likely exposed to HIV-infected blood and body fluids, the priorities set for providing PEP based on exposure circumstances should be rationalized.
ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work, 2001
- ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work applies to workers and their families and the code states that: 'in light of the nature of the epidemic employee assistance programmes may need to be established or extended appropriately to include a range of services for workers as members of families, and to support their family members. This should be done in consultation with workers and their representatives, and can be done in collaboration with government and other relevant stakeholders in accordance with resources and needs' (section 9.8.)