A nurse-to-patient transmission of HIV type 1 was recently documented in a French hospital. The origin of the transmission remained unclear. To inform patients who may have been exposed to the nurse while they had received care, a lookback investigation that included mailings and a viral screening was conducted for 7580 patients. No other case of nurse-to-patient transmission of HIV-1 was identified.
Auteur : Astagneau P, Lot F, Bouvet E, Lebascle K, Baffoy N, Aggoune M, Brucker G
American Journal of Infection Control, 2002, vol. 30, n°. 4, p. 242-5