The risk of occupational human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers

@inproceedings{Ippolito1993TheRO,
  title={The risk of occupational human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers},
  author={Giuseppe Ippolito and Vincenzo Puro and Gabriella De Carli},
  year={1993}
}
Background: More than 50 cases of occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (DIV) infection in health care workers (DCWs) have been reported world-wide. Determinants of injuries and of infection are important to investigate to design effective prevention programs. Methods: In Italy, 29 acute-care public hospitals were enrolled in a multicenter study between 1986 and 1990. At each facility, all DCWs were enrolled who reported percutaneous, mucous-membrane, or nonintact-skin exposure… CONTINUE READING

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