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HIV infection control in medical practice.


Med J Aust. 1996 Jul 15;165(2):86-9. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Reports of cross-infection with HIV and hepatitis C during routine surgery in Sydney have refocused attention on preventing transmission of HIV and other blood-borne viruses in the health care setting. This review examines the risks of transmission in medical practice, summarises infection control measures and examines issues regarding the HIV-infected health care worker.

Cross Infection/*PREVENTION & CONTROL *Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional *Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient Hepatitis B/PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Hepatitis C/PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION *Infection Control Private Practice Risk Factors Universal Precautions JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL


Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1996. 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.