Published in AIDS Weekly, January 19th, 2004
It was the first time that anyone in Japan had been infected with HIV by a blood transfusion since a new screening system was established in 1999, said ministry spokesman Kazunari Tanaka, who added that the patient was the only one to receive the tainted blood.
The discovery of the infection came after Red Cross officials found the virus in the blood of a donor. Subsequent checks showed that the same donor had given contaminated blood...
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