Professional'noe zarazhenie VICh. Meditsinskie rabotniki i profilaktika VICh.

Translated title of the contribution: Occupational HIV infection. Medical workers and HIV prevention

J. Rakickene, T. Barkowska, S. Caplinskas

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The analysis of the possibility of suffering injuries at a work place, their causes, the knowledge of HIV infection, attitude towards the infected person is presented. The work was carried out, starting from 1990. Every 2 years the anonymous questioning of members of the medical personnel of different specialties at medical institutions of different profile and level was carried out. Five questionings on injuries suffered during work, the knowledge of HIV infection and the attitude of members of the medical profession towards HIV-positive persons. In most cases injuries are inflicted by injection needles (79%), during operations (12%), by splinters of broken medical glassware and appliances (3%) and in other cases (6%). In 91% of cases injuries caused by needles occur in the process of placing caps on the needles. In the course of 9 years changes in the level of knowledge and the attitude towards HIV-infected persons occurred. Changes in the outlook and the knowledge of AIDS were due to the positive influence of intensive education directly at work places.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalZhurnal Mikrobiologii Epidemiologii i Immunobiologii
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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