|Document ID (ISN)||69970|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus: A comparative risk analysis
||Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.286-289. 20 ref.
||Data on the probability of exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B and subsequent seroconversion are reviewed. Mortality and morbidity rates associated with both viruses in health care workers are also examined. A model for the analysis of occupational risk for HIV and hepatitis B is presented and shows that quality-adjusted loss in life expectancy is greater after percutaneous exposure to a patient seropositive for hepatitis B than after exposure to a patient with symptomatic HIV infection.
||infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
||morbidity; hazard evaluation; mortality
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)