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 language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||3, 8|
|Journal||The Hopkins HIV report : a bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers / Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service|
|State||Published - Jan 2000|
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