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Universal Precautions for Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Infections

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
Page 66 of this Guideline from the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) describes Standard Precautions.

recommends restrictions on the practice of HIV+ health care workers
MMWR, July 12, 1991/40 (RR08)
Updates recommendations for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the health care setting.

Universal Precautions
MMWR, June 24,1988/37(24):377-388

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