The risk of occupational human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers.
More than 50 cases of occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (DIV) infection in health care workers (DCWs) have been reported world-wide.
Determinants of injuries and of infection are important to investigate to design effective prevention programs.
In Italy, 29 acute-care public hospitals were enrolled in a multicenter study between 1986 and 1990.
At each facility, all DCWs were enrolled who reported percutaneous, mucous-membrane, or nonintact-skin exposure to the body fluids and tissues to which universal precautions apply from an DIV-infected patient.
Data were collected at the time of the incident on clinical status of the DIV-infected source, circumstance and type of exposure, and use of infection control precautions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Facteur risque, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Human, Risk factor, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0574010
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.