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Table 2 Average incidence of exposures by job category per 100 person-years (PY) at an urban teaching hospital in Pune, India 2003–2005.

From: High risk for occupational exposure to HIV and utilization of post-exposure prophylaxis in a teaching hospital in Pune, India

Job category Number employed* Total exposures per 100 PY Percutaneous exposures per 100 PY Mucocutaneous exposures per 100 PY High-risk exposure per 100 PY**
Interns 210 47.0 38.9 8.1 25.2
Residents 300 14.1 10.8 3.3 9.3
Student Nurses 120 9.4 6.1 3.1 6.7
Nurses 703 2.0 0.3 1.7 1.3
Other 622 3.1 2.8 0.4 2.0
Total 1955 9.5 7.7 1.8 6.8
  1. *Number of employees per year in each job category was assumed to have remained stable over the 3-year period.
  2. **High risk exposure defined as an exposure fro which PEP is recommended according to US CDC guidelines (1) and includes: (1) cases in which source tested or was known to be HIV positive, (2) cases where source was judged to be at high risk for HIV by clinicians, and (3) cases where source status and/or risk for HIV remained unknown.