Report from IDSA: symposium on healthcare worker issues.

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Abstract

Data on documented transmissions of HIV, HCV, and HBV from health care workers to patients are presented in a chart. Two well-known cases identifying the source of HIV transmission from a healthcare worker to a patient are discussed. CDC recommends against mandatory testing of health care employees and recommends that infected healthcare workers not be restricted unless they perform invasive medical procedures in a blind body cavity. Factors contributing to the risk of HIV transmission, the importance of universal precautions, and the status of post-exposure prophylaxis are discussed. HCV transmission from infected patients to healthcare workers was reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3, 8
JournalThe Hopkins HIV report : a bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers / Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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