To the Editor: Health care workers who spend
time in developing countries are at increased risk of infectious diseases
from occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) due to lack of personal
protective equipment, inadequate sharps protection, and reuse of products
designed for single use.1 US-based volunteer
organizations that send medical volunteers to developing countries are not
required to comply with the safety and health regulations formulated by the
Occupational Health and Safety Administration(OSHA) (J. Howard, California
Division of Occupational Safety and Health, written communication, March 6,
2002). We surveyed US volunteer health care organizations that provide medical
care in developing countries with higher than average worldwide prevalence
of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to assess their BBP practices and policies.
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