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Liliana Donatelli, Cristófoli Biosafety Consultant
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The significance of the US Food and Drug Administration for dental professionals and safe patient care

Seroconversion rate among health care workers exposed to HIV-contaminated body fluids: The University of Pittsburgh 13-year experience

AJIC | May 2017

Seroconversion rates among health care workers exposed to hepatitis C virus–contaminated body fluids: The University of Pittsburgh 13-year experience

AJIC | May 2017

From Policy to Practice, OSAP’s Guide to the CDC Guidelines 

OSAP | January 2017

What's in the water? Concerns over dental unit water lines challenge compliance efforts for patient safety

RDH | July 21, 2016

New CDC Summary and Checklist

OSAP 2016
Clinical Evidence Summary Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Popular Disinfectants Do Not Kill HPV, Research Finds
Infection Control Today (02.12.2014)
Hepatitis C Virus Maintains Infectivity for Weeks after Drying on Inanimate Surfaces at Room Temperature: Implications for Risks of Transmission
Update On Prevention Of Percutaneous Injuries
Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
JSTOR.org August 6, 2013
New Guidelines: HIV Exposure at Work, Treat ASAP
MedPage Today (08.09.2013)
Inter-Agency Letter Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination Issued
EU Issues Stringent Sharps Regulations
Practice Business (05.20.2013)
Update On Prevention Of Percutaneous Injuries
Safe Disposal of Needles and other Sharps Outside of the Healthcare Setting
Nov. 8, 2011
Wash Your Hands
Updated Fact Sheet: Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention among Health Care Workers
February 2011
HIV Prophylaxis Following Occupational Exposure
New UN guidelines unveiled to protect health workers from HIV and TB
Hand Hygiene: Self-Assessment Framework 2010
Survival of Hepatitis C Virus in Syringes: Implication for Transmission among Injection Drug Users
The Journal of Infectious Diseases Sept 15 2010
The Beginning of a New Era in Understanding Hepatitis C Virus Prevention
20 August 2010
Post Exposure Prophylaxis for Occupational Bloodborne Exposures A Manual for Health Care Providers
Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center
CDC's  Infection Control Guidelines for Dental Offices
Hand Hygiene Interactive Training Course

News Updates

CDC identifies a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists
CNN | March 8, 2018
Lawsuit: Dental clinic used contaminated water during procedures, infected dozens of children
11 Alive, Atlanta | March 7, 2018
U.S. hospitals testing experimental therapies to prevent two common bacterial infections
February 23, 2018| February 19, 2018
Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes
USA TODAY | February 6, 2018
Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C
Hindustan Times | January 7, 2018
Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use
Federal Register | September 6, 2017
NIAID Scientists and Collaborators Find Infectious Prion Protein in Skin of CJD Patients
NIH | November 22, 2017
Outbreaks of hepatitis A in multiple states among people who are homeless and people who use drugs
CDC | November 13, 2017
The FDA has approved the first 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine (Heplisav-B)
univadis | November 10, 2017

Study: Antibacterial scrubs don't help nurses kill germs

HealthDay News | Sept. 4, 2017
OSAP Announces Open Registration for Dental Infection Control Boot Camp2018
OSAP | August 11, 2017
Optimal HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimen Completion With Single Tablet Daily Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine Compared With More Frequent Dosing Regimens
JAIDS Aug 15 2017
Dolutegravir with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate–emtricitabine as HIV postexposure prophylaxis in gay and bisexual men

Kalter: Nurse turned advocate after HIV jab

Boston Herald | May 21, 2017

CDC Issues Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel Exposure to Zika Virus

CDC | April 7, 2017

Chinese hospital infects five with HIV by reusing equipment

BBC News | Feb 9, 2017
CDC Offers Resources To Help Dental Professionals With Infection Control

Dentist Forced to Resign After Possibly Infecting Veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide | Feb 2017

Work-related infections in dentistry: risk perception and preventive measures

Clin Oral Investig. 2017 Jan 18

10 per cent patients get HIV/AIDS from blood donors in 'window period'

Deccan Chronicle | 12/4/16

VA Dentist May Have Infected 592 Veterans With HIV, Hepatits

Epoch Times | 11/30/16

Have you been affected by the blood donation ban for men who have sex with men?

PBS NewsHour | August 14, 2016

Editorial: Lift blood donation ban on gay men

Tampabay.com | July 1, 2016

Gay Men Wanted to Donate Blood in Orlando. They're Still Not Allowed To.

Mother Jones | June 19, 2016

HIV In India: Infected Blood Transfusions Caused 2234 Cases In 17 Months

International Business Times | May 31, 2016
State found lapses in infection control at UCLA and Cedars
LA Times | May 15, 2016
Sharps Injuries among Hospital Workers in Massachusetts, 2014
Massachusetts Department of Public Health | April, 2016

Unsafe blood transfusion linked to spread of AIDS

The News International | March 1, 2016
More than 200 patients at NJ hospital possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
Reuters | Feb 26, 2016
CDC Urging Dialysis Providers and Facilities to Assess and Improve Infection Control Practices to Stop Hepatitis C Virus Transmission in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis - HCV transmission reported at dialysis centers
NATAP | Feb 5, 2016

Improper disinfection procedures may have exposed 293 Baystate Noble patients to hepatitis, HIV

MassLive.com | Jan 22, 2016

New blood donor rules, no real change

Dallas Voice | Dec 25, 2015
Final guidance, Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Products
Sharps Safety: Advancing the Agenda to Curtail Injuries and Exposures
Factors affecting changes in compliance with infection control practices by dentists in Japan
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jan

Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts

ABC Australia -  9 Jul 2015

BBC News: HIV, hepatitis risk for many Sydney dental patients

The Bell Jar – July 3, 2015
Draft Blood donor deferral policy for men who have had sex with another man (MSM)
Dentists’ body castigates Kashmir govt for Hepatitis-C outbreak

Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak

The Seattle Times
Desmond D'Mello case: Dentist's patients in compensation blow

Girl in China got HIV through blood transfusion: report

Deccan Chronicle

HIV workplace infections very rare: CDC


HIV outbreak in Cambodian village Roka likely a result of contaminated needles: health authorities

Radio Australia

'Doc with dirty needles infected 119 with HIV'


Blood ban fix meets mixed reactions

LGBT Weekly

Coroner investigates death of woman treated by dentist at centre of alert

The Guardian November 12, 2014
Can HIV Be Transmitted Via Manicure Instruments?
New Rochelle, NY, November 10, 2014
New Preferred Regimen for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
NATAP October 28, 2014
Raltegravir Containing regimen, for Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) well tolerated in Health Care Workers (HCW)
High Rate of NPEP Completion, Good Safety, With Raltegravir Plus TDF/FTC 
IDWeek 2014, October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia
Fist Bumping Beats Germ-Spreading Handshake, Study Reports
Back to Basics: The PPE Primer
A Primer on Bleach: How and Why it Works
Occupational Exposure to HIV, HCV, HBV (slide set)
Source: New York/New Jersey AETC
Joint Commission Alerts Healthcare Industry to Prevalence of Unsafe Injection Practices
Infection Control Today (06.16.2014)
Dentist Suspended, Patients Face HIV Testing
WNEP-TV (Moosic, Penn.) (06.14.2014)
Surgical Center Warns Patients of Infection Risk
Kansas City Star (05.29.2014)
Hepatitis C Tests Urged for Nearly 1,000 Clark County Patients Possibly Exposed to Virus
The Oregonian (Portland) (05.20.2014)
Griffin Hospital: Insulin Pen Misuse Could Have Infected Patients with Diseases
Middletown Press (05.16.2014)
Attorney: Patient Got Hepatitis C at Corning Hospital
The Leader (Corning, New York) (04.28.2014)
Report: Medical Injections Linked to New HIV Infections in Kenya
Standard Digital (Kenya) (04.21.2014)
Senate Panel Takes Up Medical Registry Bill
Washington Times (04.16.2014)
Pa. Doc License Suspended After Investigation
LancasterOnline (04.15.2014)
South Nassau Hospital Alerting 4,247 Patients of Possible Blood Contamination
Newsday (Long Island) (03.11.2014)
Brantford General Hospital Says Human Error May Have Led to Hep C Contamination
Sun News (Canada) (01.21.2014)
Popular Disinfectants Do Not Kill HPV, Research Finds
Infection Control Today (02.12.2014)
Seattle Hospital Reports Improper Cleaning of Colonoscopy Equipment
Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) (01.23.2014)
21 Tribal Members Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis B and C and HIV
Indian Country Today Media Network (01.14.2014)

Past Infection Control News Updates