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The World Aids day – 1st December

The World Aids day is celebrated on 1st December every year. It is dedicated to elevate the awareness of AIDS pandemic sources by spreading of HIV infectivity. It is ordinary to hold remembrance to respect persons who have expired from HIV/AIDS on this day.

While the transmission rate of occupationally acquired HIV remains very low, AIDS is a debilitating and ultimately fatal disease, making each potential exposure a frightening experience. Many nurses throughout the world are living with occupationally acquired AIDS, and many have died from it.

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• The transmission rate of occupationally acquired HIV after an exposure is 0.3%. In other words, if a health care worker is stuck by a needle or cut by a sharp that is contaminated with the blood of an HIV patient, there is a 1 in 300 chance that she or he will be infected with HIV.
• Based on the prevalence of HIV, 35 new cases of occupationally-acquired HIV are estimated to occur annually.
• Health care workers primarily have been infected with HIV after needlestick and sharps injuries or, rarely, after infected blood gets into a worker’s open cut or a mucous membrane (for example, the eyes or inside the nose).
• The majority of infections have resulted from injuries from hollow-bore, blood-filled devices.
• Other body fluids that may transmit the virus include: cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord, saliva transmitted in dental procedures, synovial fluid surrounding bone joints, and amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus.

Most needlestick injuries occur after the needle has been used and therefore exposed to potentially contaminated blood, but before its disposal. Fifty percent of injuries occur between the time the procedure is completed and disposal of the device; 20 percent are associated with disposal of the device. Other injuries occur when the needle pierces the syringe cap as the syringe is recapped after use, when a body fluid is transferred from a syringe to a specimen container, and when used needles are not disposed of in puncture-resistant containers.

Adoption of Safer Medical Devices like the SHARPS TERMINATOR can prevent and drastically reduce the number of percutaneous injuries each year. Reducing the number of needlestick injuries may also reduce the number of health care workers who become infected with HIV, HBV and HCV.

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