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Document ID (ISN)48614
CIS number 87-1495
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mann J.M., Francis H., Quinn T.C., Bila K., Asila P.K., Bosenge N., Nzilambi N., Jansegers L., Piot P., Ruti K., Curran J.W.
Title HIV seroprevalence among hospital workers in Kinshasa, Zaire: Lack of association with occupational exposure
Bibliographic information 12 Dec. 1986, Vol.256, No.22, p.3099-3102. 15 ref.
Abstract A study of 2492 workers at the largest hospital in Zaire found that 6.4% of the personnel were HIV seropositive. Medical, administrative and manual workers had similar seroprevalence, and seropositivity was not associated with any measure of patient, blood or needle contact. Workers most likely to be seropositive were those who were relatively young, unmarried, or those with recent episodes of blood transfusion, hospitalisation or medical injection. These findings are consistent with other hospital-based studies indicating low risks for occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus.
Descriptors (primary) serum changes; hospitals; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) Congo, Democratic Republic of; developing countries; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases