Published in AIDS Weekly, March 27th, 2006
According to a study from South Africa, "The South African National Blood Service collects more than 700,000 units of blood annually from a population in which 11.4% is infected with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1).
"The prevalence of HIV-1 in blood donations increased to 0.26% (1:385) in 1998, indicating that a significant number of window-period infective units were entering the blood supply (risk 3.4/100 000)."
"To determine whether the implementation of anew donor selection policy and educational program introduced...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of AIDS Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.