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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-34

First documented transmission of HIV infection in a health care worker in West Bengal


Department of Virology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, C.R. Avenue, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
D K Neogi
Department of Virology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, C.R. Avenue, Kolkata
India
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This is a case report of HIV infection in a nursing staff in Kolkata. She got the infection through needle stick injury while transferring blood from a syringe to specimen collection tube without taking any precaution and no post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was advised. This is the first documentation of transmission of HIV infection in a worker engaged in health care delivery system in Bengal.






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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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