HIV control at home. living with HIV

Healthcare providers and other caregivers who care for HIV patients at home or in home-like settings are also at risk of exposure to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens. Nurses, nurses’ aides, and personal care assistants (PCAs) experience procedure-prone infections PIs and other exposures to blood and body fluids during home care. More than half of these exposures go unreported.

Procedures that can predispose healthcare providers and carers to infections during homecare include injecting medications, performing fingersticks and heelsticks, and drawing blood. Other contributing factors include sharps disposal, contact with waste, and patient handling. PCAs appear to be at increased risk when performing procedures for which...

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