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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: HCWs with Occupationally Acquired HIV/AIDS Infection
    Type: Data Table
    Content:

    Occupation Documented
    occupational
    transmission2
    Possible
    occupational
    transmission3
    Total
    Nurse 22 33 55
    Laboratory technician, clinical 16 16 32
    Physician, nonsurgical 6 12 18
    Health aide/attendant 1 14 15
    Housekeeper/maintenance workers 1 12 13
           
    Emergency medical technician/paramedic 0 12 12
    Technician/therapist 4 0 10 10
    Denteal worker, including dentist 0 6 6
    Physician, surgical 0 6 6
    Technician/dialysis 1 3 4
           
    Technician/surgical 2 2 4
    Embalmer/morgue technician 1 2 3
    Technician/laboratory, nonclinical 3 0 3
    Respiratory Therapist 1 2 3
    Other health care occupations 0 4 4
           
    Total 54 134 188

    Source: CDC, 1997

    Speaker Notes:

    As of December 1998, CDC had received reports of 54 documented cases and 34 possible cases of occupationally acquired HIV among health care workers in the United States. Of the 54 documented cases of occupationally acquired HIV infection, 46 were caused by needle sticks or cuts (CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 1998).