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Document ID (ISN)56268
CIS number 91-1364
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Breo D.L.
Title The 'slippery slope': handling HIV-infected health workers
Bibliographic information 19 Sep. 1990, Vol.264, No.11, p.1464-1466.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) contagion; biological hazards; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) USA; dental services; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Biological hazards