Putting the Pieces Together:
Managing Occupational Exposures to HIV

~ A Public Health Training Network Satellite Broadcast ~
January 15, 1998 ~ 1:00 - 3:30 PM EST

This live interactive broadcast will provide an overview and update of the PHS Statement on the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis. Participants will be provided with information on how to incorporate the PHS recommendations into their policies on management of occupational exposures to HIV. Viewers will have the opportunity to telephone or fax in questions during the broadcast.


At the conclusion of this broadcast, participants should be able to:
  • Define an occupational exposure to HIV
  • List the factors that may increase the risk of HIV transmission after occupational exposure
  • Discuss the rational for offering or recommending post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • List the antiretroviral drugs recommended for use as PEP
  • Recommend the appropriate follow-up laboratory tests after occupational exposure to HIV
  • Describe the legal responsibilities of programs offering HIV post-exposure management
  • Design a program to manage occupational exposures of HIV
Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, occupational health professionals, infection control professionals, pharmacists, laboratorians, hospital administrators, and any others responsible for either developing policies on, or managing occupationally exposed health care workers.

  • Denise M. Cardo, M.D. -- Acting Chief, HIV Infections Branch, Hospital Infections Program, National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
  • Julie L. Gerberding M.D., MPH -- Director EPI Center, San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco, California
  • Vikas Kapil, DO, MPH -- CEO-Medical Director, Premier Mercy Corp., Health Services Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine
  • Daniel Riedford, JD. -- Office of General Council, CDC Atlanta, Georgia
  • Michael S. Saag, M.D. - Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Charles Schable, MS -- Chief, Serology Section, HIV Laboratory Investigations Branch, Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Branch, NCID, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia.


Please register as a site or as an individual before January 8, 1998, by calling the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse at 1-800-458-5231. In Canada , call (301) 519-0459. CDC does not charge any fees to view or receive credits for this program.


Continuing education credits will be offered for a variety of professions based on 2.5 hours of instruction. Please bring a #2 pencil to your satellite viewing site.


CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases, Hospital Infections Program, and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, in partnership with the CDC's Public Health Practice Program Office, and the Public Health Training Network are sponsoring this event.

How to View

Participating organizations are asked to make their own arrangements for viewing sites, and are encouraged to begin those plans as soon as possible. To do so, the organization will need to locate a satellite down-link site with a steerable antenna that can receive either C- or Ku-band channels. If the organization does not have such a viewing site, one may be available at a local school, hospital, community college, university or county extension office. A telephone or fax machine near the viewing room will allow for interaction with the speakers during the program.

Satellite Technical Specifications

Signal Test Date and Time
Wednesday, January 14, 1998
1-2 PM, EST
Broadcast Date and Time
Thursday, January 15, 1998
1 - 3:30 PM, EST

Color bars and audio tone begin at 12:30 PM, EST
Same coordinates for signal test and broadcast
Satellite: Galaxy C4
99 degrees west
Transponder or Channel: 13
Downlink Frequency: 3960
Polarization: Horizontal
Audio Frequency: 6.2 & 6.8
Satellite: GE 3
87 degrees west
Transponder or Channel: 21
Downlink Frequency: 12120
Polarization: Horizontal
Audio Frequency: 6.2 & 6.8

Numbers for Call-In During Program

Voice:(800) 432-2306 [in Canada, dial (404) 639-0180]
FAX:(800) 553-6323 [in Canada, dial (404) 639-0181]
TTY:(800) 815-8152 [in Canada, dial (404) 639-0182]
Tech. Assistance:(800) 728-8232 [in Canada, dial (404) 639-1289]

In the event that you are unable to receive the signal on program day, you may join by audio bridge. Federal and Canadian participants should dial (404) 639-3277, and non-federal participants should dial (800) 311-3437. The pass code for the uplink is 713593. If you have a problem during the audio conference, you may press *0 to signal the attendant. If you have questions about the technical operations of the teleconference equipment, please call (404) 639-7550.

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