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  1. Health care worker exposure to HIV-1 and HTLV-I-II in critically ill, resuscitated emergency department patients.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    AIDS. Conference. Montreal PQ (CAN), 1989.

    Study objective

    Exposure to HIV-1 is of profound concern to health care workers.

    HTLV-I and HTLV-II, retroviruses with similar modes of transmission as HIV-1, also cause disease in human beings.

    Emergency department resuscitations are high-risk situations for such exposure.

    The purpose was to determine the seroprevalence of HIV-1 and HTLV I-II in patients undergoing ED resuscitations, the magnitude of health care worker exposure, and risk factors associated with infection.


    Prospective identity-unlinked seroepidemiologic study.


    ED of a 950-bed private inner-city teaching hospital.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Réanimation, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Personnel sanitaire, Virose, Infection, Soin intensif, Homme, Virus HTLV1, Virus HTLV2, Facteur risque, Prévalence, Sérologie, Epidémiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Resuscitation, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Health staff, Viral disease, Infection, Intensive care, Human, HTLV-I virus, HTLV-II virus, Risk factor, Prevalence, Serology, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0021620

    Code Inist : 002B05C02J. Création : 199406.