Postexposure Prophylaxis after Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus
Last updated: November 17, 2008
A 28-year-old male comes to see you, stating that his housemate was diagnosed with hepatitis A three days previously. His housemate first reported "not feeling well" about 10 days ago, and developed jaundice 3 days later, at which time he sought medical care. Further elicitation of the patient's exposure history revealed that he and his male housemate had been sex partners for the last 6 months. The patient reported no history of hepatitis, did not recall ever being vaccinated against hepatitis A or hepatitis B, and was currently feeling well.
Which of the following would you recommend for this patient who has been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV)?