A survey of occupational blood contact and HIV infection among orthopedic surgeons Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood
  • HIV Infections
  • HIV Seroprevalence
  • Orthopedics

abstract

  • Although these findings may not be generalizable to all orthopedic surgeons, we found no evidence of HIV infection among serosurvey participants without nonoccupational risk factors. The high rates of self-reported blood contact underscore the importance of compliance with infection control precautions and of development of new techniques and equipment to minimize the risk of exposures to blood during surgical procedures.

publication date

  • July 22, 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1619740

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 489

end page

  • 94

volume

  • 268

number

  • 4