July 1989

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Health Care WorkersA Method for Estimating Individual Occupational Risk

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Clinical Decision Making, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(7):1541-1544. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390070077010

• Physicians and other health care workers are concerned about their occupational risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus infection. We have developed an approach that can help health care workers estimate their cumulative risk of infection with human immunodeficiency virus. Illustrations are used to develop a score that reflects an individual's occupational exposures and social behavior. This score is then translated into the probability that the worker is infected.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1541-1544)