|Document ID (ISN)||56268|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||The 'slippery slope': handling HIV-infected health workers
||19 Sep. 1990, Vol.264, No.11, p.1464-1466.
||This paper discusses the issues concerning the possible restriction of invasive procedures performed by HIV-infected health workers, notably surgeons and dentists. Although the number of HIV-infected health workers is small and the potential risk to patients is remote, the subject is an emotive one. A case report involving a patient who claimed to have contracted AIDS following an invasive dental procedure highlights the problem. A meeting of AIDS consultants convened by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) concluded that there was a need to define and identify high-risk invasive medical procedures and to develop CDC guidelines for the management of HIV-infected health workers.
||contagion; biological hazards; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
||USA; dental services; legal aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services