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Addressing the public’s concerns about human immunodeficiency virus transmission in health-care settings

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BACKGROUND: The 1990 report of a cluster of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated with a Florida dentist with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome attracted considerable media coverage and legislative attention. A number of polls found that the public favored mandatory HIV-antibody testing of health-care workers.… Read more

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HTLV-III exposure during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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To the Editor: There have been no confirmed occupation-related cases of AIDS in health care workers in the United States. We have been following two nurses who participated in mouth-to-mouth re¬≠suscitation of a patient with the AIDS-related complex, who was positive for human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type- III/lymphade¬≠nopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV), and we here report their seronegativity nine months after exposure.… Read more