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The State : Workers Pass AIDS Test

October 01, 1985

A study of 300 health care workers who handle acquired immune deficiency syndrome cases at San Francisco General Hospital discovered no instance in which the disease was transmitted to a worker who was not already a member of a high-risk group, such as intravenous drug users, homosexual men or blood transfusion recipients. University of California, San Francisco, clinical instructor Julie Gerberding said physicians, nurses, lab personnel and other employees exposed to AIDS patients were included in the study, begun in 1984, which showed no antibody for AIDS virus present in any subject who had no additional risk factor.

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