HIV Risk Exposure Among Young Children
Evidence generated from this study suggests there is a need to reduce the potential for HIV transmission in dental, maternity and pediatric facilities. The study found that tested instruments demonstrate evidence of visible and microscopic amounts of blood on equipment used to diagnose or treat patients. Health care-acquired infections are completely avoidable. The solutions lie not only with policymakers, to ensure that there are policies and guidelines for infection control, and that these guidelines are rigorously implemented, but that patients are educated to demand that health workers wash their hands, wear and change gloves and use sterile equipment. Well-informed patients are best placed to monitor weaknesses in infection control.