HIV plus frozens
Martha Ward enquires about disinfecting a cryostat after cutting an HIV
I think that is kind of missing the point. Using the Standard Precautions
procedure (until recently called Universal Precautions) you should consider
ALL specimens infectious, if they are HIV positive or not. The reason is, you
do not really know which of your patients is infected, and which are not, and
with what diseases. Often we do a frozen and then the surgeon adds, as an
afterthought, "Oh by the way, this patient is infectious".
We have a biohazard stcker on out cryostat and consider the chamber infected.
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