Exposure at Harris Health (Ben Taub)
If exposed, immediately wash the area. For eye or mucus membrane exposures, use waters. For others, use a soap to wash wound.
Arrange for source testing through a unit nurse or clerk. This entails the use of a "downtime" slip to order the testing panel for blood borne pathogen exposures.
Typically, a rapid HIV test is done and the result is completed within two hours.
Complete an incident report. This is found on the HHS intranet within E-Incident Reporting.
Check with the emergency center for the source result. They may check you in as a patient (this creates a patient record and incurs a charge as it would any other patient.)
If PEP medication is needed, it can be prescribed by the emergency center.
Contact Baylor OHP at 713-798-7880 the next business day.
Baylor OHP can do your baseline testing the next business day and arrange required follow up testing.