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Document ID (ISN)52882
CIS number 89-2069
Year 1989
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.89-107
Title Guidelines for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to health-care and public-safety workers. A response to P.L. 100-607. The Health Omnibus Programs Extension Act of 1988
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4647 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1989. 46p. Bibl. Appendices.
Abstract This document provides an overview of the modes of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus in the workplace, an assessment of the risk of transmission under various assumptions, principles underlying the control of risk, and specific risk-control recommendations for employers and workers. It also includes information on the medical management of persons who have sustained an exposure at the workplace to these viruses. The guidelines are intended for use by a technically informed audience to reduce the risk in the workplace of becoming infected with the aetiologic agents for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and hepatitis B infection.
Descriptors (primary) immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; USA; infectious diseases; virus diseases; responsibilities of employees; hospitals; health care personnel; biological hazards; high-risk groups; health services
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
HIV/AIDS