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Guidelines for safe practice in patients with AIDS and Hepatitis B

Author(s)British Association of Dermatologist (BAD)
AbstractThis guideline addresses the prevention of and protection against blood-borne virus infections (BBVI) in dermatological surgery. The risk of contracting a blood borne virus infection varies with the individual virus. Hepatitis B carries a relatively high risk while Hepatitis C and HIV infection carry a low low risk except from those individuals considered at high risk of carrying the disease themselves. These are practising homosexuals, intravenous drug abusers who share needles and individuals coming from an endemic high risk area. The overall risk in the UK is low.
Date of publishing01/26/2004
Date of last review by us10/26/2005
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