Biosafety guidelines for diagnostic and research laboratories working with HIV
Other TitlesNormas de bioseguridad para laboratorios de diagnóstico e investigación que trabajan con el HIV
Guide de sécurité biologique pour les laboratoires d' analyse et de recherche travaillant sur le VIH
AbstractA concise didactic guide to the personal precautions, facilities, and equipment needed to protect workers in diagnostic and research laboratories from accidental infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Acknowledging that safe work practices provide the only protection against job-related HIV infection, the book sets out the basic safety information that can be used for continuous on-the-job safety training of all laboratory and support staff. Throughout the book, particular attention is given to the needs of laboratories in developing countries, which may not have the resources or the expertise to apply sophisticated containment procedures. The first chapter, devoted to standard biosafety practices, spells out the dos, donts, musts and nevers of personal hygiene and protection, reactions to spills and accidents, and procedures for the safe handling of contaminated material and waste. These standard safety guidelines are then extended in separate sections explaining the additional precautions, equipment and facilities required in serological laboratories, virus isolation laboratories, and research and production laboratories. A section devoted to the safe handling, transfer, and shipment of specimens includes regulations, developed by WHO and several other organizations, for the shipment of specimens by mail, air freight, and other common carriers. Additional practical information is set out in a series of annexes offering advice on the selection and care of gloves, sterilization procedures and disinfectants needed to inactivate HIV, the processing of reusable needles and syringes, and when and how to use biological safety cabinets
World Health Organization. (1991). Biosafety guidelines for diagnostic and research laboratories working with HIV. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37658
WHO AIDS series ; 9
Descriptionita published by Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma
Greek, Modern (1453-)
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