HIV/AIDS: Transmission in the Health Care Setting
Although the risk of an HIV-infected health care worker transmitting the disease to a patient is exceedingly rare, it has happened. First, to Kimberly Bergalis and five other dental patients in Florida; more recently, to the patient of a French orthopedic surgeon. In anticipation of the release of new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week's Stryker's Corner, by California Healthline's Jeff Stryker, discusses both the realities and the perceptions of the risk of transmitting HIV in the health care setting.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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