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Document ID (ISN)74354
CIS number 00-253
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kao J.H., Heptonstall J., Chen D.S.
Title Molecular methods of measurement of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus infection: Implications for occupational health practice
Bibliographic information Nov. 1999, Vol.56, No.11, p.730-734. 31 ref.
Abstract Over the past decade, several molecular techniques for the detection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been developed that have implications for occupational health practice. This review describes the techniques used for qualitative and quantitative detection of the viral genome, and briefly explains nucleic acid sequencing and analysis of phylogenetic trees. The review also discusses the current and potential uses of these techniques in investigations of transmission of bloodborne viruses by patient to worker and worker to patient, in the management of occupational exposure to blood, in research, and in the development of guidance and policy on infected healthcare workers who perform procedures prone to exposure.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; occupational medicine; exposure tests; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) DNA; description of technique; health care personnel; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Taiwan (China)
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Biological monitoring
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)