Risk of transmission to other patients and staff
A considerable fear of health care workers at all levels is that they will be infected with HIV from a patient. Less well documented are the concerns of non-infected patients about the possibility of being infected while in hospital. The results of infection with HIV are dire in terms of the health of the individual and because of the way society views those infected. It is therefore not surprising that debate about these forms of transmission exists.
KeywordsHealth Care Worker Accidental Injury Needle Stick Injury Needlestick Injury Injured Individual
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