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Risky Business: Using Necessarily Imprecise Casualty Counts to Estimate Occupational Risks for HIV-1 Infection

  • Susan E. Beekmann (a1), Barbara J. Fahey (a1), Julie L. Gerberding (a2) and David K. Henderson (a1) (a3)

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The emergence and widespread distribution of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have clearly signaled the most important epidemic of the 20th century. In responding to this epidemic in a compassionate and rational voice, the infection control practitioners-physicians, nurses and technologists-have played a crucial role in healthcare delivery. A great deal of information has resulted from numerous scientific studies. Because of the volume and complexity of data currently being generated, the Editorial Board of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology has invited Dr. David K. Henderson to initiate a new column on AIDS. He is an internationally recognized expert who has agreed to edit this column for the journal. We welcome your responses, and encourage your submissions to Dr. Henderson in this area.

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Risky Business: Using Necessarily Imprecise Casualty Counts to Estimate Occupational Risks for HIV-1 Infection

  • Susan E. Beekmann (a1), Barbara J. Fahey (a1), Julie L. Gerberding (a2) and David K. Henderson (a1) (a3)

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