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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2001 Apr-Jun;19(2):33-4.

First documented transmission of HIV infection in a health care worker in West Bengal.

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Department of Virology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, C.R. Avenue, Kolkata, India.


This is a case report of HIV infection in a nursing staff in Kolkata. She got the infection through needle stick injury while transferring blood from a syringe to specimen collection tube without taking any precaution and no post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was advised. This is the first documentation of transmission of HIV infection in a worker engaged in health care delivery system in Bengal.

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