HIV+ cells/stream-in-air sorting/safety issues

SPERFETTO sperfetto at
Thu Nov 14 09:22:38 EST 1996


Awhile ago, after the Lake Placid ISAC meeting, a committee was formed to draft 
guidelines for sorting live infectious cells.  This effort is headed up by 
Ingrid Schmid at UCLA who has done a great job in organizing the information for 
other to review.  I would suggest an e:mail to her to determine the status of 
these guidelines.

schmid at
Subject: HIV+ cells/stream-in-air sorting/safety issues
From:    Frederic Preffer <preffer at> at Internet_Gateway
Date:    11/12/96  8:44 PM

Can anyone refer me to any existing regulations/suggestions concerning
safety issues when it comes to cell sorting with UNFIXED samples known to be
from HIV+ patients, or cells  purposely infected in vitro?  In the absence
of known regulations, what precautions have you implemented in your facility
to insure the safety of the operator? For example, is a BL3 room a minimal,
adequate or more than necessary condition? 

         Frederic I. Preffer
preffer at
Department of Pathology- Cox5
100 Blossom St
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA 02114
   (617) 726-7481  {fax x2365}

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