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Document ID (ISN)64300
CIS number 95-746
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1994
Convention or series no. DMT 59 TF 55
Author(s) Lot F., Abiteboul D.
Title Workplace infections with HIV virus in France as of 31 December 1993
Original title Infections professionnelles par le VIH en France - Le point au 31 décembre 1993 [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1994, No.59, p.289-293. 15 ref.
Abstract Since 1984, 65 cases of proven seroconversion (117 presumed contaminations) following occupational exposure have been reported by health care professionals in industrialized countries. In the USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recognized 39 cases of seroconversion among health care personnel following occupational exposure; in Europe (outside France), 14 cases have been reported; in France 8 proven seroconversions (and 20 presumed contaminations) have been reported. In prospective studies, the assessed risk reaches an average of 0.37% (0.21%-0.54% ) following percutaneous exposure. In these cohort studies, only one case of seroconversion has been reported following splashes on wounded skin or mucosa (average risk 0.01%-0.25%). Other workers outside the medical or paramedical profession could be occupationally exposed to HIV.
Descriptors (primary) France; infectious diseases; contamination; biological hazards; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; causes of accidents; report on investigation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases