Published in AIDS Weekly, October 2nd, 2006
According to a recent review from New Zealand, "There is a risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBV) to health-care workers when performing hand surgery on intravenous drug abusers and other patients known to have BBV. This review summarises methods and procedures that may be employed to help reduce this risk to a minimum."
"High-risk patients should be identified early and a noninvasive procedure considered. Only experienced staff should scrub and appropriate clothing should be worn.
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