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.