Human immunodeficiency virus infection and hepatitis: biosafety in radiology.

Abstract

Radiologists frequently perform invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving needles and/or vascular access, and often they do so in darkened rooms. Therefore, they are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. The risk of HIV infection with a single sharp injury is low (0.3%), and on average 99.7% of exposures will not result in infection… (More)

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