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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96

Human immunodeficiency virus infection in a health care worker (HCW) as an occupational hazard : an eye opener


YRG centre for AIDS Research and Education, Madras

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B Ravikumar
YRG centre for AIDS Research and Education, Madras

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ABSTRACT: We report a history of a health care worker (HCW) infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquired through unsafe health care procedures. This is the first report in Indian literature. This alerts HCW to the risk of acquiring HIV infection due to nonpractise of universal precautions.






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