Escape From Collective Denial: HIV Transmission During Surgery
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1991 Aug 10; 303(6798): 351-352.
Epidemiological assessment of the risk of HIV transmission by health care workers to their patients must not be hindered by the collective denial which has characterised so much of the study of HIV so far. The medical profession must not shelter behind public statements of "infinitesimal" risk when the surveys required to justify such an assessment have not been performed, and we cannot exclude differences in infectivity among infected workers or that disease stage might affect transmission. The success of any surveillance exercise should be judged by the level of HIV testing achieved, particularly among patients who have undergone operations that carry a high risk of operator injury and blood exchange (such as hysterectomy and caesarean section.)
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