[Surveillance of the lab personnel exposed to HIV and other bloodborne viruses].

Revista cubana de medicina tropical

PubMedID: 15849944

Alfonso LR, Torres HD, Caballero AL, García RZ. [Surveillance of the lab personnel exposed to HIV and other bloodborne viruses]. Rev Cubana Med Trop. 2005;54(2):158-60.
The results of 15 years of surveillance of the laboratory personnel with different levels of exposure to HIV and other bloodborne viruses like HCV, HBV and HTLV-1 were presented. Various biosafety measures were applied and ELISA was used as the main lab technique. 628 serum samples were analyzed for HIV whereas 354 for the rest of the viruses but no lab-acquired infection was detected. This indicates the low incidence of HIV infection in health care workers at risk and the great importance of biosafety measures in the prevention and early detection of these infections.