Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 17th, 1997
Approximately half that number were infected with HIV through blood-clotting factor between 1978 and 1985.
There are at least 2,702 people with hemophilia infected with HIV, according to December 1996 CDC figures. At least 3,229 hemophiliacs have died of AIDS.
"These are all underestimates," said Sally Crudder, director of the CDC's Hemophilia Treatment Center Program.
People with hemophilia lack a protein that enables their blood to clot. While they do not bleed harder or...
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