HIV infection risk to health-care workers

Robyn Gershon, David Vlahov

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Abstract

The risk of occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in exposed health-care workers has been estimated to be 0.5% after accidental needlestick with an HIV-contaminated needle. Needlestick injuries resulting in parenteral exposure to HIV-infected material are the most common reported cause of occupational HIV infection in health-care workers. With 60% of these exposures unpreventable even with strict adherence to current infection control procedures, it is necessary to develop technical changes in work protection in order to further reduce the risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A-802-A-806
JournalAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Volume51
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990

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Virus Diseases
HIV
Needlestick Injuries
Delivery of Health Care
Infection Control
Needles

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HIV infection risk to health-care workers. / Gershon, Robyn; Vlahov, David.

In: American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Vol. 51, No. 12, 01.12.1990, p. A-802-A-806.

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Gershon, Robyn ; Vlahov, David. / HIV infection risk to health-care workers. In: American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. 1990 ; Vol. 51, No. 12. pp. A-802-A-806.
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