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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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LUCENA, Noaldo Oliveira de et al. HIV-1 infection after occupational accidents in the State of Amazonas: first reported case. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2011, vol.44, n.5, pp.646-647. ISSN 0037-8682.

The medical care of occupational accidents in Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Dourado (FMT-HVD), involving blood and body fluids, started routinely in 1999. The objective of this report is to emphasize the importance of the measures used for the control of accidents with biological material. This study is carried out after a detailed epidemiological investigation confirmed one case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroconversion after an occupational accident involving bodily fluids and sharp instruments.

Palabras clave : HIV-1; Occupational accidents; Amazon.

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