Hepatitis B chooses its victims
"Ask your physician how you can protect yourself against this serious disease.Occupational risk groups: Medical professionals, such as: physicians, surgeons, medical students; nurses, nursing students; dentists, oral surgeons, dental students, dental hygienists; hemodialysis unit staff, oncology unit staff, blood bank and plasma fractionation staff; ambulance drivers, hospital cleaning staff. Non-medical personnel, such as: persons who care for the developmentally handicapped and elderly, as well as residents of such institutions; prison staff and prisoners; police, fire and other rescue personnel; armed forces personnel; morticians and embalmers; frequent international travellers.Illness-related risk groups: Hemodialysis patients; patients receiving blood or blood derivatives, such as hemophiliacs, sickle-cell anemics; persons receiving acupuncture treatment. Persons in close contact with someone undergoing an acute attack of hepatitis B; persons in close contact with a chronic carrier of the hepatitis B virus, including infants born to carrier mothers.Sexual and social practice risk groups: Heterosexuals with multiple partners; homosexuals; prostitutes; persons who have had a previous sexually transmitted disease. Intravenous drug abusers, especially those who share their needles. People who share razors, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene items. People who have themselves tattoed. All newborns in areas of high hepatitis B prevalence. People who play contact sports."
Color illustration of a long row of people, many of them corresponding to the risk groups identified in the text of the poster. From left to right: Two people in casual clothes, a businesswoman, a police officer, a member of the armed forces, a prisoner, a firefighter, a nurse, a bedridden patient, a heterosexual couple with a newborn, a homosexual male couple, a backpacker, a prostitute, a football player, and a man using intravenous drugs.
AIDS Education Collection
AcupunctureAIDS (Disease) in infantsAIDS (Disease)--Patients--CareBlood--TransfusionDrug abuseFire fightersHemophiliaHepatitisHygieneMedical personnelPolicePrisonsPromiscuitySexually transmitted diseasesSportsTattooingTravelYouth
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
47.0cm x 58.5cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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