Pol J Pathol 2003 ;54(2):143-6
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pomeranian Academy of Medicine, Szczecin.
Pathologists are at particularly high risk for blood contamination and skin injuries, so they are vulnerable to blood borne pathogens, like HIV. This article describes the first and the only one documented case of occupational HIV transmission in the world concerning American pathologist. The factors increasing the risk of contracting infection during the autopsy on the patient who has died of AIDS are considered. Read More