Occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) among embalmers: a pilot seroprevalence study.

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We performed a serosurvey of 133 embalmers in an urban area where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is prevalent. Although we found histories of needlesticks to be common, and the seropositivity rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV) (13%) was approximately twice that of a blood donor comparison group, HIV antibody was uniformly absent in 129 embalmers… (More)

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@article{Turner1989OccupationalET, title={Occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) among embalmers: a pilot seroprevalence study.}, author={Susan B Turner and Laureen Kunches and Kristine Gordon and Phillipe Travers and Nathan Mueller}, journal={American journal of public health}, year={1989}, volume={79 10}, pages={1425-6} }