TITLE

To protect patients, test: viral load of infected HCWs

PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Occupational Health Management;May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the health guidelines from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) for health care workers (HCWs) infected with HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the U.S. It mentions that virus infected HCWs should practice double-gloving and other safety measures to an outright restriction on performing certain exposure-prone procedures. It notes that they should be tested at least every six months to determine their viral load.
ACCESSION #
50467636

 

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