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Prevention, Management, and Chemoprophylaxis of Occupational Exposure to HIV

In 1997, the International Health Care Worker Safety Center released a special book-length edition of Advances in Exposure Preventionentitled Prevention, Management, and Chemoprophylaxis of Occupational Exposure to HIV. Written by experts in the field, it provides important information on exposure prevention and the latest recommendations on post-exposure chemoprophylaxis of occupational exposure to HIV.

The book contains information on:

HIV occurrence and course of infection

Bloodborne pathogens in health care settings

Rates and causes of occupational blood exposures in hospitals

Managing HIV exposures: latest recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis

Preventing occupational blood exposures in health care settings

Directory of safety devices for IV catheter placement and blood drawing

If you would like to order a copy of the book, please call (434) 924-5159.

Gerald L. Mandell, M.D., Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Virginia and editor of Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases, said this about the book:

"Ippolito, Jagger and colleagues have put together an immensely useful and up-to-date publication. Not only does it give the latest 'official' andexpert recommendations but it also gives the data and reasoning behind these recommendations. This concise volume is an essential reference for all concerned with HIV exposure and infection in the occupational setting."