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Document ID (ISN)50460
CIS number 88-1725
ISSN - Serial title 0091-0031 - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Year 1987
Convention or series no. HHS Publication 87-8017
Title Recommendations for prevention of HIV transmission in health care settings
Bibliographic information 21 Aug. 1987, Vol.36, No.2S, 18p. 37 ref.
Abstract This report is intended for all health care settings and considers all patients as potentially infective. Covered are: definition of health-care workers; health-care workers with AIDS; risk to health-care workers of acquiring HIV at work; precautions to prevent transmission (universally, during invasive procedures, dentistry, autopsies or morticians' services, dialysis, laboratories); environmental considerations (sterilisation and disinfection of equipment, survival of HIV, housekeeping, blood and other body fluid spills, laundry, infective waste); implementation of recommendations; serologic testing for HIV infection; management of infected health-care workers and of exposures.
Descriptors (primary) USA; contagion; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) disinfection of equipment; dental services; funeral services; blood cytology; biological and medical tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)