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Case 2: Initial Evaluation and Postexposure Prophylaxis

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D A three-drug PEP regimen should be initiated immediately.

This answer is correct. The 2005 U.S. Public Health Service guidelines suggest that an expanded, three-drug PEP regimen should be recommended for exposures involving a high-risk exposure or a source patient who is high-risk. In this case, both the exposure and the source patient would be regarded as high risk.

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