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General Resources on Bloodborne Pathogens

OSHA Regulations: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
Provides information on OSHA standards, hazard recognition, post-exposure evaluation, more.

Information for Employers, Complying with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-111, 2009
This flyer summarizes the major provisions of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard and provides links to resources for employers.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)—Tools for Protecting Healthcare Personnel

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Edition
Guidance for laboratory workers and the public on the practice of biosafety—the discipline addressing the safe handling and containment of infectious microorganisms and hazardous biological materials.


Basic Information about HIV and AIDS
This CDC Web site presents information on HIV and the ways in which it can be transmitted.

Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention among Health Care Workers (August 2011)

Rapid HIV Testing
This page includes descriptions of the rapid HIV tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

HIV Survival Outside the Body

2011 Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians Consultation Center at San Francisco General Hospital has compiled this list, which describes key state HIV testing laws and policies.

Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus

Viral Hepatitis
Information from the CDC on hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus.

Hepatitis B and the Healthcare Worker
CDC answers frequently asked questions about how to protect healthcare workers.