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Anonymous survey for simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) seropositivity in SIV-laboratory researchers--United States, 1992.


MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 Oct 30;41(43):814-5. Unique Identifier :

CDC recently reported on two laboratory workers who had seroconverted against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) following work-related exposure to the virus. In follow-up, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDC have collaborated on an anonymous SIV seroprevalence study using stored serum samples from some laboratory workers and animal caretakers involved in SIV research at some of the NIH-sponsored facilities in the United States. This report summarizes the study.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/EPIDEMIOLOGY Animal *Animals, Laboratory Human HIV-2 *Laboratory Personnel Occupational Diseases/*EPIDEMIOLOGY Prevalence Simian Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*EPIDEMIOLOGY SIV United States/EPIDEMIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in January 30, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.