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September 8, 2009

Tool to Offer Fast Help for H.I.V. Exposure

"Time is of the essence in treating someone who may have been exposed to the AIDS virus. Starting Wednesday, emergency room doctors throughout New York State will be just a computer click away from concise guidelines for starting prompt drug treatment that can reduce the risk of becoming infected.

"The guidelines come in the form of a computer application, or widget, developed by a team of doctors from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan with financing from the state’s AIDS Institute. They are to be given to more than 200 emergency departments this week and distributed more widely over time."

Read more in New York Times, September 8, 2009.

Comment: We don't know of any online access to the tool at this time, although the basic information is available.