Q. Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job?
Ans. The risk of health care workers getting HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections). It is important to remember that casual, everyday contact with an HIV-infected person does not expose health care workers or anyone else to HIV. For health care workers on the job, the main risk of HIV transmission is through accidental injuries from needles and other sharp instruments that may be contaminated with the virus...
Well, I think the message is clear ... it doesn't really matter who you are or what you do ... if yer "on the job", you better "slip the mute on the flute!"
Sorry, it's Friday.