HIV serophobia

HIV serophobia

A term referring to the fear, especially among healthcare workers, that any form of contact with HIV-infected patients or their cadavers carries a risk of HIV seroconversion. However, HIV does not survive long ex vivo and/or once its “vector” fluid dries.
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HIV serophobia has been documented among staff working in mortuaries handling high risk cases since the 1980s.