Risk Factors for Transmission of HIV in a Hospital Environment of Yaoundé, Cameroon
AbstractRisk factors for HIV transmission within a hospital setting were assessed using pre-structured questionnaires and observations. Of 409 respondents, 66.3% corresponded to the nursing staff, 14.4% doctors and 8.3% laboratory staff. The irregular use of gloves and other protective clothing for risky tasks, and recapping of needles after use were some of the risk factors identified, especially amongst nurses. Preventive measures were not always implemented by health personnel. More emphasis should be placed not only on diffusing universal precautions and recommendations for hospital staff safety, but accompanying measures for monitoring and evaluation of implementation of these standards are also indispensable.
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Mbanya, D.; Ateudjieu, J.; Tagny, C.T.; Moudourou, S.; Lobe, M.M.; Kaptue, L. Risk Factors for Transmission of HIV in a Hospital Environment of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2085-2100.
Mbanya D, Ateudjieu J, Tagny CT, Moudourou S, Lobe MM, Kaptue L. Risk Factors for Transmission of HIV in a Hospital Environment of Yaoundé, Cameroon. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(5):2085-2100.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mbanya, Dora; Ateudjieu, Jerome; Tagny, Claude Tayou; Moudourou, Sylvie; Lobe, Marcel Monny; Kaptue, Lazare. 2010. "Risk Factors for Transmission of HIV in a Hospital Environment of Yaoundé, Cameroon." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 5: 2085-2100.